Thursday , Jun , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Suns Down to Four Candidates

The search for a replacement for Phoenix coach Mike D’Antoni apparently is down to four candidates.

While Suns general manager Steve Kerr didn’t call them finalists, he praised the four individually and said all remained under consideration.

The last of the group, San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer, was interviewed Tuesday, one day after Detroit Pistons assistant Terry Porter had his second interview for the job. Two other assistant coaches, Elston Turner of Houston and Tyrone Corbin of Utah, also have had second interviews. [Sports Illustrated]