Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver sat down with Channel 12′s Bruce Cooper and AZCentral Sports’ Dan Bickley to talk about what he’s learned in his time as an NBA owner and what he thinks the future holds for his Phoenix Suns.
Suns center Jermaine O’Neal rejoined the team Monday after heading back to Boston to be with his ailing daughter, Asjia, last week while she underwent surgery to repair a leaky heart valve. O’Neal said she was released from the hospital Monday and is expected to make a full recovery. After being by her side throughout the week, the center spoke about how the experience affected him personally.
As a parent, you try to be as mentally strong as you can for your kids.
But my daughter taught me a lot about strength over these past six days. It’s hard to see your kids go through what she went through the first two or three days.
It was pretty difficult for her, me, my wife and all the family members that were there. I don’t think there is anything that you can do that prepares you to see the emotions of your child going into surgery. [Read more...]
Time: The Suns host the Nuggets on Monday at 7 p.m. at US Airways Center.
Records: Suns 22-41 (fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. Denver 42-22 (second in the Northwest Division) [Read more...]
Assistant coach Dan Panaggio joined the Phoenix Suns’ coaching staff when Lindsey Hunter took over as head coach during the midpoint of the season. Panaggio, who grew up in upstate New York, has enjoyed a variety of roles during his lengthy career in basketball. Not only was he Coach of the Year in the CBA, but he also coached in college and acted as an NBA scout. Most recently, he was the head coach of the Shanghai Sharks in China, a team which is owned by former NBA All-Star Yao Ming. [Read more...]
Time: The Suns host the Raptors on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at US Airways Center.
Records: Suns 21-39 (fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. Toronto 23-38 (fifth in the Atlantic Division)
PG: Goran Dragic (14.2 points and 6.9 assists) vs. Kyle Lowry (12.7 points and 6.0 assists)
SG: P.J. Tucker (5.4 points and 4.1 rebounds) vs. DeMar DeRozan (17.7 points and 4.1 rebounds)
SF: Jared Dudley (11.1 points and 3.4 rebounds) vs. Rudy Gay (18.1 points and 6.1 rebounds)
PF: Luis Scola (12.7 points and 6.2 rebounds) vs. Andrea Bargnani (13.1 points and 3.7 rebounds)
C: Marcin Gortat: (11.2 points and 8.5 rebounds) vs. Jonas Valanciunas (6.7 points and 5.6 rebounds) [Read more...]
The Suns are currently riding a season-high-tying three-game winning streak as they face the visiting Raptors on Wednesday. With four days between games, the Suns had a nice little respite before resuming the final 22 contests of the regular season. Check out what was uncovered after practice Tuesday.
In order to catch a flight to Boston to visit his daughter, Suns center Jermaine O’Neal left practice early Tuesday. His 13-year-old daughter, Asjia, will undergo surgery to repair a leaky heart valve Wednesday. [Read more...]
Time: The Suns host the Hawks on Friday at 7 p.m. at US Airways Center.
Records: Suns 20-39 (fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. Atlanta 33-23 (second in the Southeast Division)
PG: Goran Dragic (14.1 points and 6.9 assists) vs. Jeff Teague (14.5 points and 7.2 assists)
SG: P.J. Tucker (5.5 points and 4.1 rebounds) vs. Devin Harris (8.9 points and 2.7 assists)
SF: Jared Dudley (11.2 points and 3.4 rebounds) vs. Kyle Korver (11.3 points and 4.0 rebounds)
PF: Luis Scola (12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds) vs. Josh Smith (17.4 points and 8.7 rebounds)
C: Marcin Gortat: (11.4 points and 8.6 rebounds) vs. Al Horford (17.1 points and 10.1 rebounds) [Read more...]
Records: Suns 18-39 (fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. Minnesota 20-33 (fifth in the Northwest Division)
PG: Goran Dragic (14.2 points and 6.8 assists) vs. Ricky Rubio (8.4 points and 6.7 assists)
SG: P.J. Tucker (5.5 points and 4.0 rebounds) vs. Luke Ridnour (12.2 points and 3.9 assists)
SF: Jared Dudley (11.4 points and 3.5 rebounds) vs. Andrei Kirilenko (13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds)
PF: Luis Scola (12.9 points and 6.3 rebounds) vs. Derrick Williams (10.3 points and 5.2 rebounds)
C: Marcin Gortat: (11.4 points and 8.6 rebounds) vs. Nikola Pekovic (16 points and 8.9 rebounds)
You’ll never believe what happens in the Suns Team Shop at US Airways Center.
While watching the blackout strike during the big game in New Orleans on Sunday we at Suns.com remembered that Phoenix fans once had to endure something similar at the old Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Except they never got to see the end of the game thanks to Mother Nature. We went back into the archives and found the article to share with you.
At 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, 1974, things were looking up at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum.
Except the “things” were the estimated 5,000 spectators at the Suns’ exhibition game against the Portland Trailblazers, and what they were looking up at was the Coliseum’s leaky roof.
A steady rain and constant drip on the Coliseum’s floor forced the cancellation of star rookie Bill Walton’s Phoenix debut after more than an hour-and-a-half of waiting.
The game was canceled to avoid the risk of players falling on the wet floor – something that had happened a few years earlier in Seattle to Supersonics’ star forward Spencer Haywood. The Sonics sued the city, the operator of their arena, and reached a substantial out-of-court settlement. [Read more...]