How do you go from journeyman point guard to NBA head coach? Earl Watson, the new head coach of the Suns, explains on Open Floor podcast.
In the return of the Open Floor podcast, SI senior writer Lee Jenkins is joined by new Suns head coach Earl Watson to discuss his remarkable journey from L.A. point guard to NBA coach.
In a wide-ranging interview, Jenkins chats with the NBA's newest head coach about his days at UCLA, his close relationship with John Wooden, what he learned from his NBA mentors and his 14–year career in the league.
The two also discuss lessons Watson learned to prepare him for his first NBA head coaching job. Watson also hits on the drama surrounding Markieff Morris, his relationship with new Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue and more.