Changes to the Phoenix Suns Blog

You probably haven’t noticed the changes that happened today but I wanted to explain what they were because I think they’ll help you get more out of this blog.

If you’re a frequent visitor to the blog, you’ve probably stopped looking at the left-hand side of the screen on the blog front page and on each blog post where there is a list of all of the contributors on the site. If you look over there right now you’ll see a list of 29 different RSS feeds you can subscribe to. Those RSS feeds have recently changed. So if you are subscribed to the old feeds that looked like this: you will want to change your RSS reader to the new feeds that look like this:

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, there are plenty of places you can go to learn more about RSS feeds. I’m addicted to them. Most sites I am interested in reading on a daily basis have RSS feeds. They make it easier to look at new content for multiple sites all at once. There are a lot of feed readers but some online readers include Google Reader, Bloglines, Rojo, NewsGator and NetVibes. I personally use NetVibes but I don’t know that it is especially better than any of the others. It’s just what I’m used to.

If you’re interested in reading all of the content on the blog, you’ll want to subscribe to the “All” RSS feed. That will give you everything that goes up on the blog. If you are only interested in a specific person, you can subscribe to their specific blog by clicking on the RSS link next to their name.

We are also going to be making some larger changes on the blog over the next few months. We have some pretty good ideas of what changes we want to make already but I wanted to open it up to the readers of the blog as well to get your thoughts. Have ideas of a running topic you want to see, visual changes to the blog, changes to how the blog is set up, or anything else? Feel free to leave comments below or e-mail me at I’m anxious to hear from you and get your thoughts.

Enjoy your summer, keep checking back at for updated news on the coaching changes and GO SUNS!

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah: Beechen Goes to Camp

Adam Beechen in his training camp gear.
(Adam Beechen)

I thought, you know, it’d be me and a bunch of the other prospects, sitting around a bonfire in the woods, singing songs, roasting marshmallows, sleeping in bunks and telling ghost stories. We’d share bad meals and “bug juice” in the Big Cabin. We’d do some crafts (I’d been wanting to make my Mom a new dreamcatcher), go swimming in the lake, have some singalongs, and best of all, stage a few panty raids on the girls’ cabin. Most importantly, we’d have a chance to bond, share our dreams about the future, and just have a great time in the fresh air.


I got out of the Orlando airport with my backpack on my back and my sleeping bag under one arm and hopped in a cab, asking the driver to take me to NBA camp, and next thing I knew, we’d pulled up in front of a gym. Okay, I figured, the bus must leave from here for the real camp. But no. I stood in line to check in, and the guy asked me what hotel I was staying in. Hotel? Then I was issued a practice uniform (a camp shirt!) and told to report the next day.

I gotta confess, I was a little confused. I mean, I had three boxes of graham crackers in my backpack and I was ready to make some s’mores! I was ready to meet my bunkmate! And dude, where were the girls? [Read more...]