Found June 23, 2013 on
Beyond The Buzzer:
The Phoenix Suns are one of at least five teams that will wear sleeved jerseys next season, well, mostly in part to help merchandise sales.
According to Bob Young, AZ Central:
The Suns are among at least five NBA teams who will be wearing an alternate uniform with sleeved jerseys next season, and the change evidently doesn’t have much to do with cutting-edge fashion.
We know you’ll be shocked — shocked we say — that this is all about marketing and merchandise sales.
ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell, the gold-standard for sports business reporters, revealed that adidas and the NBA came up with the sleeved jersey “to offer a different option at retail.”
BEST OF MAXIM
Back on June 6, the Suns held a workout for draft prospects that featured almost nothing but point guards, to include standouts Michael Carter-Williams, Trey Burke, and C.J. McCollum. Now it appears one may be headed back to Phoenix.
Who might the Suns pick if they go with a guard first? How about a big?
I was wondering when it would happen, and it finally did on Saturday. ASU swingman Carrick Felix worked out for his hometown Suns, and fared pretty well by all accounts.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last, like eight months, the Suns were bad in 2012-13. Really bad. Bad enough to net them a fifth overall pick in this year’s draft, something that should make your ears perk up if you’re a Suns fan. That said, here’s a primer as we prepare for the biggest event the Suns have been a part of in a while.
Mike Longabardi has accepted an offer to join the Phoenix Suns under Jeff Hornacek.
Longabardi previously served as Doc Rivers’ defensive coordinator in Boston.
Longabardi joined the Celtics prior to the start of the 2007-2008 season.