While the Phoenix Suns have become increasingly focused on Mike Budenholzer, they have conducted informal conversations with a number of other candidates.

Steve Clifford, Frank Vogel and David Blatt have had a dialogue with the Suns.

Clifford and Vogel were fired by the Hornets and Magic, respectively, this offseason. Blatt returned to coaching in Europe following his dismissal by the Cavaliers in January of 2016.

The Suns are also still considering Jay Triano, who finished the season as interim head coach.