Gentry Picks Steelers, Picks Up New Jacket for Nelson

Sadly, Suns Head Athletic Trainer (and Steelers fan) Aaron Nelson will not have tickets to the Super Bowl this Sunday.

Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry brought him a fancy, new jacket. Can the Steelers bring him another NFL championship? [Read more...]

Lineup Changes Here to Stay… Vs. Nets, Anyway

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The Suns’ starting lineup changes in Monday’s getaway game in Memphis weren’t enough to salvage the 0-4 road trip, but that doesn’t mean the team is “one and done” when it comes to juggling the roster spots. [Read more...]

Hey! Another Road Trip

See this image? After the one-game jaunt to Portland for Thursday's contest, Suns road trips will seem like a distant memory... at least until after the December 25 game.

For a team that obviously loves playing at home, the Suns have certainly spent enough time away from there this season.

Expect that trend to change… well, after yet one more road trip, anyway.

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Majerle's for three… signings Tuesday

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If you haven’t been out to the new Majerle’s Sports Grill in Goodyear yet, tomorrow would be an ideal night to start. Just make sure you bring something to get signed.

Owner, assistant coach and Suns Ring of Honor member Dan Majerle joins Phoenix Head Coach Alvin Gentry and seven-time All Star Grant Hill for an autograph signing at the restaurant Tuesday night from 7-9 p.m. [Read more...]

Majerle’s Goes for Three

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On July 27, Majerle’s Sports Grill opens its third sports bar in the Valley with their new location at 13375 W. McDowell Road in Goodyear. With current establishments in downtown Phoenix and Chandler, the new location gives Westsiders a chance to experience award-winning American fare and a cutting-edge approach to the sports grill experience with state of the art audio-visual systems featuring more than 20 High Definition screens, including a 12-foot screen and quad processing which allows for four images to appear on one screen at the same time.

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Suns chances good this season

“Who can look into the seeds of time and see which will grow and which will not?” Shakespeare complained in one of his crankier moods.

Well, sports bloggers, that’s who!

So, without further ado, the seeds envelope please.

Well, okay, a little more ado. A year ago at this time the word to the wise for the excited citizenry of Planet Orange was, “Calm down.” This year it’s “Cheer up.” [Read more...]

Welcome, Matt!

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When last season ended with that loss to San Antonio, and Mike D’Antoni departed for Gotham, it was hard to be optimistic.

All the talk was about the Suns’ aging core, the “failure” of the trade for Shaquille O’Neal, and the futility of the run-and-gun system in the playoffs. Sourpusses (like me) predicted a downturn in fortune and some years of rebuilding. After all, how much could the team change?

Well.

Step One, hire Terry Porter as Head Coach. A pro’s pro as a player, he’s got the respect of everyone on the team. Heck, after all the times he tortured the Suns in the playoffs as a member of the Portland Trailblazers, I certainly respect him. He knows defense, he knows offense. He can teach. And he’s committed to playing a deep rotation. [Read more...]