Suns add Elston Turner to staff

Updated: July 14, 2011, 5:39 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns have hired Elston Turner as a defensive specialist on coach Alvin Gentry's staff.

The move was announced Thursday.

The 52-year-old Turner has spent the past six seasons as lead assistant to coach Rick Adelman, the last four years in Houston and two in Sacramento. In all, Turner has 14 years of experience as an NBA assistant, beginning with the Portland Trail Blazers in 1996.

Turner played eight seasons in the NBA with Dallas, Denver and Chicago. He ...

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