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Stop Ruining the Phoenix Suns
If there’s one thing any faithful fan holds on to, it’s hope. The idea that no matter how much your team sucks now, they can get better in the future. Unfortunately for Suns fans, owner Robert Sarver has has unraveled his own team from contender to pretender over the years. The Suns have been close. They knocked on the door of a championship three years in a row. Say what you want about the Suns’ suspension and referee-tainted loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of ’07 playoffs; that was the real Western Conference Finals right there.
Anybody who has followed the NBA at all has noticed how the Suns have had a firesale on their first-round draft picks over the past few drafts, if not blowing the picks on mediocre talent. The Suns have let numerous stars walk after Sarver was cheap with contract negotiations, including Amare Stoudemire, Shawn Marion, and Joe Johnson. Sarver’s fascination with cap space moves, followed by bad contingency plans, has transformed one of the best teams in the NBA to one of the worst.
I know Sarver wants to win, but the moves he is making are not getting us anywhere. The hiring of Lindsey Hunter resulted in the exits of Dan Majerle and Elston Turner, two icons in Phoenix. Majerle’s bitter departure suggests there were two different coaching staffs on the Suns, one reporting to Gentry, the other to general manager Lance Blanks. Blanks said the team needed “a jolt.” No, the team needs better talent, something the general manager failed to provide.
Now that the franchise is nearing an all-time low, something has to be done. Please sign this petition to show Robert Sarver that Suns fans are upset!