Found December 10, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
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PHOENIX -- It would be easy (not to mention predictable and reckless) to take a few point-blank shots at the coach. How about a couple of hackneyed zingers aimed at the front office or the team owner? Hey, not a problem. But as the Phoenix Suns seventh consecutive loss was being executed to imperfection on Sunday night, the clarity of their predicament became even more obvious. Unless this collection of players begins to play for each other, any hypothetical down-the-stretch rally this season could be moot. Its not anything complicated, Suns coach Alvin Gentry said after a 98-90 loss to the Orlando Magic. Amen to that. In a showdown between dueling low-profile rosters, the Magic (8-12) survived a third-quarter funk and handed first-year coach Jacque Vaughn the youngest coach in the league a third win in the final game of the teams five game West Coast tour. Vaughn continues to incorporate the same corner-series offense Gentry installed during the Suns' training camp. But...
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