The Phoenix Suns are putting an emphasis on training after failing to reach the Western Conference Finals following their move by Kevin Durant at the NBA trade deadline.
As the organization prepares to do frank vogel his next head coach, Phoenix, will also make Kevin Young the highest-paid assistant coach in the NBA, according to ESPN.
Young’s settlement will pay him more than $2 million annually, according to the report.
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Young is considered one of the best assistant coaches in the NBA and has a strong relationship with Suns star Devin Booker.
ESPN reported Friday that the Suns are finalizing a five-year contract to make Vogel their next head coach.
Vogel last trained the los angeles lakersleading the franchise for three years and winning the 2020 NBA championship.
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He was fired after the 2021-2022 season after LA went 33-49 and failed to make the playoffs.
Phoenix fired head coach Monty Williams after losing to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals. Williams won the 2022 NBA Coach of the Year award and led Phoenix to the NBA Finals.
The Suns were expected to compete for the NBA Championship 2023but injuries and a lack of depth after trading for Durant were his ultimate demise.
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Durant and Booker led Phoenix to two wins against the Nuggets, but without the services of Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton, Denver beat the Suns by 25 points in Game 6.
Williams was hired by the detroit pistons this week and reportedly agreed to a six-year contract worth $78.5 million, making him the highest-paid head coach in the NBA.