ROBERT SARVER NEWS

Close but no LeBron

(photo courtesy of www.betusasports.com) Well it was fun while it lasted, but according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports the dream of the best player in the NBA coming to play for the Phoenix Suns has been put into fruition as it is now that of a dream. In an appearance on Fox Sports Live Wojnarowski made it clear that LeBron James has narrowed his search to just two teams....
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns playing waiting game in free agency

During our last visit to the NBA's free-agent frenzy of 2014, the basketball-loving citizens of Phoenix were awaiting their cue to exhale. That was almost a week ago. And they're still waiting. This prolonged breath holding has been taken on behalf of the Suns, who might or might not be ready to rock the basketball world with a dramatic reshaping of their roster when the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Pursuit of LeBron James Heats Up

As the temperature in Phoenix reaches temperatures of 110 in July (it’s actually still 106 at 6:30 PM), the Phoenix Suns pursuit of the NBA superstar is getting equally as hot. ESPN’s Chris Broussard tweeted on Thursday that Suns owner Robert Sarver was in Cleveland on Wednesday meet with Rich Paul, Jame’s agent. Paul is also the agent for Suns restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns, Rockets, Mavs, Cavaliers Meet With LeBron's Agent

Robert Sarver met with Rich Paul in Cleveland on Thursday to discuss the possibility of LeBron James signing with the Phoenix Suns, according to a sources that spoke with Chris Broussard. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks have also met with Paul. The Suns could make space to sign both James and either Carmelo Anthony or Chris Bosh while keeping a talented...
Via RealGM
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach-to-be Kerr will have to sell his piece of the Suns

Whether Steve Kerr chooses the Knicks or Warriors as his first head-coaching job, the current TNT broadcaster will soon have to shed his ownership of the Suns. The Post has learned Kerr still owns a tiny piece of the Suns — believed to be about less than 1 percent — which he will have to divest. The NBA will grant him an allotted amount of time to sell his piece. Phoenix owner...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarver supports Silver's disciplinary action against Sterling

Phoenix Suns managing partner Robert Sarver issued a statement Wednesday in support of commissioner Adam Silver's lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling:  "I applaud the actions taken today by Commissioner Silver in response to the disturbing comments made by Donald Sterling. Commissioner Silver's decision upholds the principles of diversity, tolerance...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns Owner Robert Sarver has Phoenix set to rise not tank

  It was easy to see why pundits and fans alike predicted a “tank job” by the Phoenix Suns this year. It turned out to be the Year of the Dragon, but it was also the Year of the Rookies. Rookie General Manager, Rookie Head Coach and a pair of highly touted rookie players in center Alex Len and guard Archie Goodwin. Starting Center Miles Plumlee may as well have been considered...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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
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