Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic had it first on Twitter, and this comes as a surprise to absolutely no one as Turner has been away from the team mulling over his options since Hunter was named head coach.
While Turner was deciding how to move forward, Hunter actually did move forward and named Igor Kokoskov as his lead assistant. He also promoted Noel Gillespie and brought back former Suns scout and CBA coach Dan Panaggio to aid him moving forward.
With Hunter as a defensive-minded coach and Kokoskov as his new offensive-minded lead assistant, there really wasn't any room for Turner on the staff.
According to Craig Grialou, Turner will get the same treatment as Dan Majerle.
Suns and Elston Turner agree to part ways
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