The search for a new head coach is underway for the Suns, and the team’s assistant Kevin Young has emerged as a serious candidate for the position. Young, who has interviewed for head coaching vacancies in Milwaukee and Toronto, has garnered a strong endorsement from Suns star Devin Booker, league sources have revealed.
Following Monty Williams’ dismissal after the Suns’ second-round playoff exit, Young’s name has been circulating as a potential replacement. Marc Stein’s Substack report highlights Young’s candidacy and the endorsement he has received from Booker. This endorsement carries significant weight given Booker’s influence and stature within the organization.
Young boasts an impressive coaching background, having served as a head coach in the G League for six seasons. He has also gained valuable experience as an assistant coach for teams like the Utah Flash and the Philadelphia 76ers. Young’s organizational skills, ability to communicate effectively, and dedication to player development have earned him the respect of players and coaches alike.
His tenure as an assistant coach with the Suns has been marked by success, with the team making their first playoff appearance since 2010 and reaching the NBA Finals in 2021. Young’s interim stint as the Suns’ acting head coach during Monty Williams’ absence further showcased his coaching acumen and received praise from players such as Chris Paul.