The initial diagnosis was that it was an injury to his meniscus that could require surgery, sources told ESPN. This move doesn’t seem like the kind of thing that can really turn things around, it reads more a tangible indication of how bad things have gotten for the Suns. Head coach Jeff Hornacek said Devin Booker will likely join the starting lineup alongside Brandon Knight, who figures to see a bump in usage rate and possibly also playing time.
In addition, ESPN reported Phoenix’s best player, Eric Bledsoe, will undergo knee surgery Tuesday and is out indefinitely. “We’re going to keep working and try to get to the point where we’re winning some of these games”.
Bjorkgren, a graduate of Buena Vista University, is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Suns and second in the organization after spending 2014-15 as head coach of the Bakersfield Jam, the team’s National Basketball Association D-League affiliate. With a 12-20 record, the team is now ranked 12th in the Western Conference.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will continue their road trip against the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. It is believed that the Suns are taking this measure instead to give Hornacek, who is held in high esteem by owner Robert Sarver, another chance to turn the club around.
Sichting also joined the Suns staff in 2013, when Hornacek was hired as head coach. “We thank Mike and Jerry for their contributions”.
Bledsoe was having a career year, averaging 20.4 points, 6.1 assists and 2 steals per game.