Sources: Suns to hire Mike Hopkins as assistant coach

Former University of Washington coach Mike Hopkins -- a two-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year -- has agreed to a deal to become an assistant for the Phoenix Suns, sources told ESPN.

After seven seasons with the Huskies and 30-plus overall in college basketball, Hopkins joins Mike Budenholzer's new coaching staff, which will include David Fizdale and Chad Forcier, sources said.

Hopkins, 54, had a 122-110 (.526) record with Washington, including a 2019 conference title and NCAA tournament bid.

Hopkins played for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse and then spent 22 years as an assistant on his coaching staff. Hopkins also has experience with NBA players during his time on the coaching staff for USA Basketball.