Suns News

One-on-One with Phil Weber

By Brad G. Faye, Suns.com
Posted: July 12, 2006

There aren't many coaches that embrace the responsibility of teaching and developing NBA players more than Phoenix Suns assistant coach Phil Weber. Before joining the Suns' coaching staff back in 1999, Weber worked with up-and-coming players such as Baron Davis, Jalen Rose, Toby Bailey and a young Shawn Marion while in Los Angeles. He also partnered with former NBA All-Star Kiki Vandeweghe to form an academy for player development in L.A., as well.

Although he officially entered the league as a member of former Suns Head Coach Danny Ainge's staff, Weber's work ethic, positive attitude and dedication to player development earned him the respect and appreciation of subsequent Suns coaches Scott Skiles, Frank Johnson and now Mike D'Antoni.

The North Carolina State alum has taken on even more responsibility this offseason as he serves as head coach for the Suns' entry in the Toshiba Vegas Summer League. Weber -- who is coaching a talented mix of rookies and free-agents, not to mention Suns superstar Amar