STAT Appears on SI Kids Radio Show

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(Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Amar’e Stoudemire, who created a created the Each One Teach One Foundation to help at at-risk youths after arriving in the NBA, appeared on a Sports Illustrated for Kids’ radio show for a short Q&A yesterday. [Read more...]

Suns Look for Answers for Blown Leads

(Courtesy of Alvin Gentry)

(Courtesy of Alvin Gentry)

It wasn’t like we were just handed the Pentagon Papers or the original copy of the Mitchell Report, but when Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry gave fellow members of the media and I a printout that breaks down the recent epidemic of blown leads, it caught our attention. [Read more...]

Day in the Life of a GM: Philosophy Towards the Job



Kerr says that his playing days help him keep an even keel as a GM.
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Since the advent of fantasy basketball, everybody believes that they can be a GM. Most fans have visions of a man maniacally working deals on the phone and using a staff of MIT grads to crack stats. So in order to dispel all (most) the myths, Suns President of Basketball Operations and GM Steve Kerr told Suns.com what his days are like. [Read more...]

Day in the Life of a GM: Legal, Financial & Downtime



Kerr says understanding the CBA is integral to a team’s success.
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Since the advent of fantasy basketball, everybody believes that they can be a GM. Most fans have visions of a man maniacally working deals on the phone and using a staff of MIT grads to crack stats. So in order to dispel all (most) the myths, Suns President of Basketball Operations and GM Steve Kerr told Suns.com what his days are like. [Read more...]

Day in the Life of a GM: Scouting, On the Road & Stats



Kerr spends a lot of time scouting opposing teams and players such as the Warriors’ Stephen Curry.
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Since the advent of fantasy basketball, everybody believes that they can be a GM. Most fans have visions of a man maniacally working deals on the phone and using a staff of MIT grads to crack stats. So in order to dispel all (most) the myths, Suns President of Basketball Operations and GM Steve Kerr told Suns.com what his days are like. [Read more...]

Day in the Life of a GM: Communication



When Kerr became a GM, he sought out the advice of Gregg Popovich.
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Since the advent of fantasy basketball, everybody believes that they can be a GM. Most fans have visions of a man maniacally working deals on the phone and using a staff of MIT grads to crack stats. So in order to dispel all (most) the myths, Suns President of Basketball Operations and GM Steve Kerr told Suns.com what his days are like. [Read more...]

Day in the Life of a GM: At the Office



Kerr and Gentry are always bouncing ideas off each other.
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Since the advent of fantasy basketball, everybody believes that they can be a GM. Most fans have visions of a man maniacally working deals on the phone and using a staff of MIT grads to crack stats. So in order to dispel all (most) the myths, Suns President of Basketball Operations and GM Steve Kerr told Suns.com what his days are like. [Read more...]

Suns Face Wrath From Scheduling Gods



These guys won’t admit it, but they could use a break.
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The funny thing about history is that it always comes down to the bottom line. When one looks back at a basketball season, they head right for the win-loss column and make a judgment about a team’s total body of work. [Read more...]

Turbulence to Be Expected

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(Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images)

For the first time this season, the fast-breaking Suns have hit a snag. And guess what? That’s OK. [Read more...]

Tucker Keeps Perspective



Tucker knew that going negative would never take him anywhere.
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A lot of professional athletes catch a bad rap for not appreciating where they came from and what they’re doing. Those athletes aren’t Alando Tucker. Despite all the excuses in the world to turn negative while growing up, Tucker refrained. Now after not having the option his contract picked up by the Suns and receiving very little playing time, the former Big Ten Player of the Year still remains positive that brighter days lie ahead in his latest blog. [Read more...]