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The #Phoenix Suns started off in a bad way this 2017-18 #NBA season. They lost three consecutive games at the start of this season. They just did not lose the games but they were making awful history in the NBA as they grabbed the worst loss against the Blazers [VIDEO] with a 48-point deficit.

On Sunday, the Phoenix Suns [VIDEO] reportedly fired their head coach, Earl Watson, following a 0-3 start to the 2017-16 NBA season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Earl Watson joined the Phoenix Suns in July 2015 as the assistant coach but became the interim head coach as Jeff Hornacek was fired due to a bad start in the 2015-16 NBA season.

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The Phoenix Suns announced in April 2016 that Earl Watson will have a three-year deal because of the positive nature he had that was instilled upon the team after he was first hired, making him the full-time head coach of the team.

Watson was fired after Eric Bledsoe posted an intriguing statement on Twitter

The 27-year-old player, #Eric Bledsoe, posted an intriguing statement on Twitter that says “I don’t wanna be here.” There was no clarification as to what he meant by his statement but it wasn’t hard to figure out that Bledsoe was venting out his frustration about the situation with the Suns.

After an hour, DeAndre Jordan posted also on his Twitter account what might be a reply to Eric Bledsoe stating, “Come back home, bro.” It seems that Jordan wants Bledsoe back to the Clippers. Eric Bledsoe was traded to the Suns from the Clippers way back in 2013.

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More than an hour after Bledsoe posted on his Twitter account, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN also posted on Twitter that Phoenix Suns fired their head coach. It only took 78 minutes to end the coaching career of Earl Watson in the Suns. But at the end of the day, we know the league is a business. Even with the directive to develop the young talent on the roster, what has happened in Phoenix to open the season is unacceptable.

Jay Triano will be an interim coach of the Suns

After firing coach Earl Watson, the Phoenix Suns promoted Jay Triano to interim head coach on Sunday according to ESPN. Jay Triano worked as an associate head under Earl Watson. He was a retired Canadian professional basketball player and the former head coach of Toronto Raptors. Triano was a former player for the Canadian Men’s National Team who competed in two Olympics and also currently works as the head coach of the Canada National Team.

The Suns will play against the Sacramento Kings on Monday night in Phoenix. There is a huge expectation that Jay Triano will coach the Suns during the game and for the rest of the regular season.