Earl Watson has been promoted by the Phoenix Suns to interim head coach.

Watson replaces Jeff Hornacek after his dismissal.

Watson will make his debut as head coach on Tuesday at home against the Toronto Raptors.

Watson, who is still just 36, was hired as an assistant by the Suns on June 4th.

Watson began coaching professionally last season with the San Antonio Spurs’ NBA Development League affiliate in Austin. The Suns also considered assistant coaches Cory Gaines and Nate Bjorkgren for the interim opening.