ROBERT SARVER NEWS

Suns' surprising season began with change in philosophy

Once the Western Conference finals runs were over, the hardest part for Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver had been eliminating the emotion and letting go. His franchise had prudently refused to invest long-term into Amar'e Stoudemire's defective knees, but Sarver stayed committed to rearming Steve Nash into his late 30s and resisted the reshaping of a long-term vision. For...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Sarver: McDonough's Level Of Knowledge, Confidence Has Surprised Me

Robert Sarver has been incredibly impressed by the leadership of 33-year-old general manager Ryan McDonough. "Given his age, I was really surprised at Ryan's level of knowledge and confidence," Sarver said. "A lot of guys can get wishy-washy about their convictions when it comes to players and coaches, but he had such strong opinions – such conviction – of...
Via RealGM
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Suns roll over Trail Blazers 120-106 after slow start

Qualify what the Suns have achieved beyond expectations this season all you want. Maybe those quality close losses were just losses in the end. Maybe most of their wins were against losing teams. And maybe they had a stinker at home against Sacramento. But that team that was supposed to be the worst team in the Western Conference has hit the holiday season with a winning record...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

'Countdown: Tip-Off' goes behind scenes for Suns opener

By Josh Nacion Ever wondered what Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver does on game day before tip-off? How about the life of a teams equipment manager? Find out on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 5:30 p.m. and against at 10 p.m., when FOX Sports Arizona premieres Countdown: Tip-Off, a behind-the-scenes look at what members of the Phoenix Suns organization went through leading up to the opening...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

In Hornacek, Suns turn to the past with eye on future

PHOENIX The past was a blast for the Phoenix Suns, but one major deficiency continues to distort the historical narrative. The Suns who check in fourth among NBA franchises for all-time winning percentage have yet to seize that slippery OBrien Trophy. The Phoenix Suns have been a great organization forever, former Suns shooting guard Jeff Hornacek said. One thing that I always...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek working on contract to become the Phoenix Suns coach

Jeff Hornacek is in the final stages of becoming the Phoenix Suns head coach Former sharpshooter Jeff Hornacek will be working on a deal throughout the weekend to become the next coach of the Phoenix Suns. The Suns have fallen on hard times the last few years and Hornacek will be looking to revive a franchise that has been mediocre at best lately. Adrian Wojnarowski first reported...
Via Pass The Pill
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns offer Jeff Hornacek head coaching job

Former NBA guard and current Utah Jazz assistant coach Jeff Hornacek has been offered the Phoenix Suns’ head coaching job. Hornacek spent the first six seasons of his 14-year NBA career with the Suns and remains extremely popular in Phoenix, so the hire will likely sit well with locals. The Suns and Hornacek are reportedly working this weekend to finalize a contract and all signs...
Via Rumors and Rants
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Suns GM McDonough sees 'opportunity,' need for talent

PHOENIX He played a little basketball in high school, but he was more of a baseball guy. Hes been putting up impressive hoop numbers as a pro, but most of his work has been accomplished in a uniform that features a coat and tie. So how can 33-year-old Ryan McDonough register as the most important Phoenix Suns signing in recent years? Well, since the sport of talent evaluation...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan McDonough Inherits Mess in Phoenix That Will Take Some Time to Clean Up

Hey, Ryan McDonough. Good luck. As far as rebuilding jobs go, McDonough could have found worse for his first general manager job. Well, maybe he couldn’t have. The Phoenix Suns are an unmitigated mess, coming off a disaster season and owned by a man who has yet to prove he can competently lead an NBA franchise. If McDonough can turn around that situation, he is every bit the expert...
Via NESN.com
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Suns, Babby agree to new 2-year contract

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a new two-year contract for president of basketball operations Lon Babby. Suns owner Robert Sarver says Babby has his ''full support'' as the franchise continues to rebuild. The new contract runs through 2015. The Suns are in the midst of one of the worst seasons in their history, with a 23-51 record that is the worst in the Western...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Babby gets 2-year extension as Suns president

PHOENIX Lon Babby has a new two-year contract to stay on as Suns president of basketball operations through 2014-15. The team announced a contract extension on Tuesday. Lon has led our front office during this important transition period for the organization and he has my full support as we continue to rebuild, said Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver. Babby, 62, was named the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Post-deadline Suns routed, still seeking change

PHOENIX By proving it wasnt nearly as misguided as the national press corps had presumed, the Phoenix Suns front office has survived an important stage in Extreme Planet Orange Makeover. The steadfast avoidance of discarding any first-round draft picks for the honor of employing a disturbingly overpaid player a real double-decker wreck averted made NBA Trade Deadline events easier...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Post-deadline Suns routed, still seeking change

PHOENIX By proving it wasnt nearly as misguided as the national press corps had presumed, the Phoenix Suns front office has survived an important stage in Extreme Planet Orange Makeover. The steadfast avoidance of discarding any first-round draft picks for the honor of employing a disturbingly overpaid player a real double-decker wreck averted made NBA Trade Deadline events easier...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Sarver Backs Blanks, Supports Suns' Rebuilding Plan

Robert Sarver is committed to rebuilding the Suns.
Via RealGM
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Sarver responds to criticism, preaches patience

With negativity seemingly pouring over the edge of the containment silo, Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver decided it was time to represent the franchises thinking on some incendiary events. As a guest on KTAR 620s Burns & Gambo Show, Sarver fielded all inquiries with calm and candor. And the shows co-hosts didnt shy away from aiming directly at what have become some sore spots...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Suns make a change for change's sake

PHOENIX So, Alvin Gentry and the Phoenix Suns have come to the shared conclusion that someone else should coach this struggling NBA team. Examining this opinion from the perspective of Gentry, whos been the teams head coach since February 2009, is something were going to skip. Instead, our expected task should be deciding how we feel about the Suns portion of this mutually pondered...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Suns sticking with Gentry

After missing the playoffs last year, the Phoenix Suns made some big offseason moves in an effort to return to the status of a postseason team. Some people, including myself, said that nothing the Suns could do would be enough to make up for the loss of Steve Nash and their lack of talent all throughout the roster. A quarter of the way through the season and it looks like that...
Via Crossover Chronicles
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Suns sticking with Gentry

After missing the playoffs last year, the Phoenix Suns made some big offseason moves in an effort to return to the status of a postseason team. Some people, including myself, said that nothing the Suns could do would be enough to make up for the loss of Steve Nash and their lack of talent all throughout the roster. A quarter of the way through the season and it looks like that...
Via Bloguin Best
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Suns coach gets vote of confidence

The Phoenix Suns' seven-game losing streak won't cost coach Alvin Gentry his job. Team owner Robert Sarver backed the coach Monday in an interview with ESPN. "We've got confidence in our coaching staff, and we're not considering making changes," Sarver told ESPN's Chris Broussard. The Suns were 7-8 before the lengthy slump that has dropped them...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Robert Sarver: Alvin Gentry's Job Is Safe

Robert Sarver says Alvin Gentry's coaching job is safe.
Via RealGM
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

D'Antoni-Nash system meshes well with Lakers

PHOENIX The Los Angeles Lakers have hired their next ring master in a bracing move that resonates throughout the Arizona desert. By choosing Mike DAntoni instead of Phil Zen Master Jackson, the despised Lakers have found a key that could unlock the combustible talents of the greatest Phoenix Sun of em all. Now were all left to wonder if Suns owner Robert Sarver would have facilitated...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns to keep jersey sponsorship sales in-house

Now that we've established that the NBA will more than likely have corporate sponsors' logos on their jerseys in 2013, the question remains Who is going to sell the "ad space" on the players' jerseys to said corporations? For the Suns, the decision was apparently easy; they're going to keep sponsorship sales in-house. Suns owner Robert Sarver, he also...
Via Sports Business Digest
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Nash deal signals the start of a rebuilding job in Phoenix

Phoenix Suns fans were just getting their heads around the idea of seeing Steve Nash in another jersey -- only to discover he would wind up in the jersey of their bitter rival. Painted into a corner and faced with the prospect of losing Nash with nothing in return, Suns owner Robert Sarver gritted his teeth and traded the two-time MVP and face of the franchise within the division...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers must change 'D' to accomodate Nash

LOS ANGELES -- With a few well-timed phone calls from Kobe Bryant to Steve Nash and Mitch Kupchak to Phoenix Suns' owner Robert Sarver, the Los Angeles Lakers have once again joined the elite of the NBA. It's highly unusual for a player to be dealt to a team in his own division and nearly unheard of when he's a future Hall of Famer and you receive nothing but draft picks...
Via Fox Sports West
July 05, 2012  |  1 Comment

Lakers must change 'D' to accomodate Nash

LOS ANGELES -- With a few well-timed phone calls from Kobe Bryant to Steve Nash and Mitch Kupchak to Phoenix Suns' owner Robert Sarver, the Los Angeles Lakers have once again joined the elite of the NBA. It's highly unusual for a player to be dealt to a team in his own division and nearly unheard of when he's a future Hall of Famer and you receive nothing but draft picks...
Via Fox Sports West
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

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