ESPN Sources: Phoenix has hired former Bucks interim head coach Joe Prunty to become lead assistant coach. https://t.co/gp2IMU6nIF— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 4, 2018
After Jason Kidd was canned 45 games into last season, Prunty was given the reins for the remainder of the campaign. He coached the Bucks to a 21-16 record in those 37 games and pushed the Celtics to seven games before making a first-round exit.
Prunty interviewed for the Bucks job. Milwaukee eventually settled for former Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer.
Prunty was the head coach of the Great Britain men’s national basketball team from 2013-2017.