A Video Coordinator's Atypical Day

While being a video coordinator may be the gateway into basketball operations for a professional basketball team, it’s also a staging ground for a litany of unique requests. By the time you’ve advanced into the front office or onto the coaching staff, you’ve pretty much seen or heard it all. [Read more...]

Predictions for the 2009-10 Suns



Frye and Stoudemire should make for a potent frontcourt attack.
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From the basketball writer that predicted the Y2K hoax and Balloon Boy’s whereabouts, Suns.com’s Stefan Swiat will lay his already shattered reputation on the line to predict with all uncertainty, how the Suns will fare this season. Brace yourselves to see the limb he will not go out on: [Read more...]

Suns to Begin Search for Free Agents

The Suns front office will hit the phones at midnight on July 1. (McPeek/Suns.com)

The Suns front office will hit the phones at midnight on July 1. (McPeek/Suns.com)

At 12 p.m. ET tonight, the free agent-market floodgates will burst open and the Suns front office plans on being among the teams who plan to have a raft as the waters spill forth. [Read more...]

Kerr Talks About Shaq Trade

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The one thing constant in the NBA is change and that changed swept over the organization when the Suns traded away center Shaquille O’Neal to the Cavaliers for center Ben Wallace, swingman Sasha Pavlocic, cash considerations and a second-round pick. [Read more...]

Shaq Helps Child's Wish Come True on Oprah

Superman helped out yet another in need. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images)

Superman helped out yet another in need. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images)

Shaquille O’Neal is not used to looking up to anyone, literally or figuratively. But that all changed when the 7-1 Suns center took time out to play host to Brenden Adams this past season. [Read more...]

Shaq Takes On Krispy Kreme

The offseason can be a long time to keep up healthy habits. No one knows this better than 17-year veteran Shaquille O’Neal. [Read more...]

Shaq Encourages SCRABBLE Contestants

No one wants to ever face him on the basketball court. And after watching his performance on those ESPN commercials, there’s not a soul alive that would want to face him on the SCRABBLE board. [Read more...]

10 Notable Notes From the End of the Season


Nash accomplished a feat no one has ever done in the NBA.
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For any Suns fans that need to be talked off the ledge after watching their club miss the playoffs for the first time since 2003-04, here are some notes that will ease your pain. Remember, the team went 12-5 to finish the season (unfortunately, Dallas went 11-6) and only missed the eighth seed in the Western Conference by two games. Playing without their leading scorer Amar’e Stoudemire for the last 29 games of the season and sixth man Leandro Barbosa for seven games during a crucial playoff push, the Suns missed being the sixth seed in the West by just four games. Although some cloudiness may have rolled into the Valley, here are 10 pieces of plenty of silver lining that foster optimism: [Read more...]

The Sun Sets on the 2008-09 Season

Both co-captains expressed a desire to return to Phoenix. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Images)

Both co-captains expressed a desire to return to Phoenix. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty)

If you looked towards the Suns’ horizon last night, you couldn’t tell if you were looking at a sunrise or sunset. Despite not making the playoffs for the first time since the 2003-04 season, the arena contained more positivity and optimism than it did despair. [Read more...]

Hill Likens Dallas Game to World Cup Final

This is the guy I would want on my team for a World Cup Final. (Jeff Vinnick/NBAE/Getty Images)

This is the guy I would want on my team for a World Cup Final.
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After calling the Suns matchup against the Mavs in Phoenix on March 10 the “Super Bowl,” Grant Hill upped the ante by referring to this Sunday’s showdown against the Mavs as the “World Cup.” [Read more...]