Earl Watson appears to be out in Phoenix.

By Chris Chavez
October 22, 2017

The Phoenix Suns have fired head coach Earl Watson, the team announced. Jay Triano will serve as the team's interim head coach.

The Suns are 0–3 to start the season. Watson was just starting his third season as the Suns' head coach. He took over in 2016 and finished the year with a 9–24 record in the last 33 games of the season. Last season, he posted a 24–58 record.

Triano previously served as the head coach of the Toronto Raptors from 2008 to 2011. He is also the head coach for the Canada national team.

The news of Watson's dismissal came just an hour after Suns guard Eric Bledsoe made waves on social media for tweeting, "I Dont wanna be here."

Watson is the first NBA coach fired in more than a year. No head coach was fired last season.

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