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Three years after Mike D’Antoni left Phoenix for New York, his run-and-gun style still influences Phoenix’s style under Alvin Gentry. And with two-time MVP Steve Nash still running the point, it’s easy to think of the Suns as a guard’s playground. But as the Suns open their preseason tonight against Denver ahead of Monday’s season [...]
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The Phoenix Suns. Year after year San Antonio Spurs served up the Suns heartache in the playoffs with hard-nosed defense and not to mention a little luck.It was that tough defense that stymied the Suns' offensive prowess time-after-time in the playoffs and it just seemed the Suns never learned that defense wins out over offense.And it seems the Suns still haven't learned...
Steve Nash ain’t no spring chicken. He was the 15th pick in the 1996 (!) NBA Draft.
He’s had an amazing career already, with two MVPs to his credit (2004-05 and 2005-06), insanely good shooting percentages (a member of the ultra-elite 50-40-90 club), and some deep runs into the playoffs with both the Mavs and the Suns.
But let’s face it: The 37-year-old Nash is in purgatory...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer The Phoenix Suns are giving Steve Nash the ball again, tweaking their lineup, adding a defensive-minded assistant coach and hoping that avoiding the turmoil that disrupted last season will get them back in the playoffs.
With Alvin Gentry entering his third full season as Suns coach, the team will keep...
In addition to the big brains on their basketball staff, the Phoenix Suns have the benefit of entering this lockout-inflicted season with a coach on the floor.
And it's not Steve Nash. Well, it sort of is, but not literally. For the record, I also wasn't referring to Grant Hill or some cockeyed notion of Dan Majerle coming out of retirement to bomb a few 3s in the fourth...
Besides two-time MVP Steve Nash, the rest of the Suns starters have yet to be named with a week remaining until opening night.
Notes: Suns coach Alvin Gentry opened the preseason with the same starting lineup that finished last season, except for Grant Hill sitting out with a sore right knee.
The real big change was losing star power forward Amare Stoudemire to the bright lights of the big city in New York. Without the All-Star, coach Alvin Gentry cobbled together a solid, albeit far less spectacular offensive club but fell off badly at the defensive end.
The Suns frontcourt is getting crowded, much to coach Alvin Gentry's delight, but Hakim Warrick could be the odd man out.
Notes: Without saying so directly, Suns coach Alvin Gentry made it sound as if Ronnie Price has beaten out Sebastian Telfair to be the backup point guard behind Steve Nash.