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Phoenix Suns assistants talk about working for the second-youngest head coach in the NBA

Tyrone Corbin and Jay Triano will have new roles to adjust to in Phoenix.

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Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson is a young leader, directing a young team, but he has plenty of veteran leadership on the bench.

Suns assistant Tyrone Corbin, speaking with, talked about working under the 37 year-old Watson.

"It's fun to coach for a guy you used to coach," Corbin said. "Earl knows how to relate to people. He makes them want to play the best they can."

Phoenix assistant coach Jay Triano is entering his 22nd season in the NBA, and is not surprised that Watson has climbed so far, so fast.

"He's a student of the game. We have a lot of the same people that we admire and respect - from John Wooden to Hubie Brown. I just think from our daily conversations it was a natural thing that he was going to be a coach. He understands the game, but more importantly, if you look at some of the things he does with youth in the community, he wants to see people get better and see them succeed."

Nate Bjorkgren, Scott Duncan, Jason Fraser, and Marlon Garnett also join Watson's staff.

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