Grant Hill reflects fondly on time with Suns, ready to move on
Despite Grant Hill's desire to stay with the Phoenix Suns, it became increasingly clear it was time to move on.
"Sometimes change can be painful but it's just the reality of sports," Hill told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf Show Friday. "So it's nobody's fault. I just think if I am an outsider looking in, it's just time and its unfortunate, but that's what it is. That's the reality of it."
Hill inked a two-year, $4 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, who now tout a revamped roster that has improved its depth tremendously.
While Suns fans may have been surprised to hear of Hill signing with the Clippers, the veteran forward said he, too, couldn't have envisioned it happening.
"I'll say this, as of June 30 I wasn't necessarily thinking of leaving Phoenix and I wasn't necessarily thinking about the Clippers," Hill stated.
While it was a tough decision to leave, Hill is ready to start the next chapter with his new squad.
Hill doesn't harbor any ill feelings towards the Suns organization; in fact, he looks back quite fondly on his time in Phoenix.
"Teams go in different directions or it's time," Hill said. "Obviously I really enjoyed the five years that I had the opportunity to play in Phoenix and the organization and the fans."
The 39-year-old veteran will also miss the close relationships he fostered in Phoenix, and of course, ribbing his now former teammates.
"If Jared Dudley ever dunks on me, I am retiring and giving all my money to charity."
- Jared Dudley, Suns forward - Tuesday May 21Dudley talks NBA Playoffs and Suns coaching search with Doug & Wolf
- Alvin Gentry, former Suns head coach - Tuesday May 14Gentry talks to Doug & Wolf about the NBA Playoffs, the Suns coaching search and his future
- Denise McDonough, Ryan McDonough's mom - Friday May 10Mrs. McDonough talks to Doug & Wolf about raising the new Suns GM
- Melinda Dudley, Jared Dudley's mom - Friday May 10Mrs. Dudley tells Doug & Wolf what it was like raising the Suns fan favorite
- Tom Chambers, Suns legend - Friday May 10Chambers tells Doug & Wolf who he'd like to see hired as the new head coach of the Suns