Sources: Bob Hill to join Suns staff

Bob Hill is joining the Phoenix Suns as an assistant coach, league sources told The Vertical.

Hill, an NBA head coach with New York, Indiana, San Antonio and Seattle, will join interim coach Earl Watson’s staff.

Former NBA coaches Bob Hill (L) and John Lucas at a D-League game in 2009. (NBAE via Getty Images)

In his most recent NBA job, Hill was fired as Seattle’s head coach in 2007. Watson played point guard for the Sonics under Hill.

The Suns fired coach Jeff Hornacek on Sunday night.

In late December, the Suns fired experienced assistant coaches Mike Longabardi and Jerry Sichting.

Watson has a brief coaching résumé, including one year in the NBA Development League and part of a season behind the bench on the Suns staff.