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  • New coach Dan Majerle believes Grand Canyon University is capable of big things

    Dan Majerle badly wanted to be a head coach. Very badly. The Suns great, who was an assistant on the team’s coaching staff from 2008 until resigning this season, is finally getting his chance, as he is taking over at Grand Canyon University. Majerle is replacing Russ Pennell, who guided the Antelopes to a 72-44 […]
  • Suns Strokes: Suns drop fourth straight in loss to Wizards

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns’ 127-105 loss to the Wizards on March 16. The Good: Michael […]
  • Suns Strokes: Josh Smith, Hawks paste Phoenix in Atlanta

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns’ 107-94 loss to the Hawks on March 15. The Good: Jermaine […]
  • Report: Dan Majerle will take over for Russ Pennell as GCU head coach

    The Grand Canyon men’s basketball team lost 85-59 in the first round of the Division II NCAA West Regional Friday, but the Antelopes saw more than just their season come to an end. The university announced that head coach Russ Pennell resigned has resigned after four seasons with the program. “I leave with great respect […]
  • Lindsey Hunter talks about Suns’ growing pains

    Phoenix Suns coach Lindsey Hunter was not pleased with his team’s effort in a 111-80 loss to the Houston Rockets Wednesday night. His team’s lack of effort, he told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo Friday, was the most concerning aspect of the game. But, Hunter said, it’s all part of the growing process the […]
  • Out to lunch — back in 48 minutes

    If you open up an Oreo cookie, you will not find the Phoenix Suns. No way, no chance. This Band of Backups is most definitely not creamy white filling. There is virtually nothing in-between about Suns games. 111-81. 124-99. 117-77. 97-69. 127-96. 98-71. 111-81. At first glance, those figures read like high/low temps for Phoenix […]
  • Suns Strokes: Suns blown out by Rockets in Houston

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns’ 111-81 loss to the Rockets on March 13. The Good: Wesley […]
  • Suns players shouldn’t tank, but Suns management should (and is)

    Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf asked Suns forward Jared Dudley about the idea of tanking. Well, maybe not so much the idea of tanking, but the fact that some Suns fans (and media members) believe every win the team earns is really a bad thing for the organization. As it goes, the more losses […]
  • Luis Scola: It’ll be an emotional game

    Luis Scola’s life was turned upside down this past summer. The Houston Rockets used their amnesty provision and waived the 32-year-old power forward, ending what had been a five-year relationship between team and player. “I moved on,” Scola said a day before his return to Houston. “I never said it bothered me. That’s not the […]
  • Goran Dragic ‘established’ his name in Houston

    Goran Dragic did not know it at the time, but the trade that uprooted him from Phoenix, the only NBA home he had known, was the best thing that could have happened to a then-24-year-old point guard who had been charged with the task of backing up a two-time league MVP. “It was hard at […]
  • What’s better, saying ‘I told you so’ or winning a ring?

    Breaking news out of New York (although it really shouldn’t qualify as breaking news at this point)…Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire is out at least six weeks because he needs more surgery on his right knee. Stoudemire had been playing well for New York off the bench, averaging 14.2 points per game while shooting almost 58 […]
  • Suns Strokes: Denver controlled the paint in win over Phoenix

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns’ 108-93 loss to the Nuggets on March 11. The Good: Another […]
  • Jermaine O’Neal returns to Suns after daughter’s successful heart surgery

    After nearly a week with his family, Jermaine O’Neal has returned to his extended family. He rejoined his Phoenix Suns’ teammates Monday following six days in Boston, where his daughter, 13-year-old Asjia, underwent successful heart surgery to repair a leaky valve. “As a parent, you try to mentally be as strong as you possibly can […]
  • Suns Strokes: Dragic, Dudley best Harden, Rockets

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns’ 107-105 win over the Rockets on March 9. The Good: Jared […]
  • Suns Strokes: Short-handed Suns fall to Kings on the road

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns’ 121-112 loss to the Kings on March 8. The Story: Interim […]
  • Suns center Marcin Gortat likely out for season with Lisfranc sprain

    The Phoenix Suns will be without starting center Marcin Gortat for a while after he suffered a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot during Wednesday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors. The injury is expected to keep him out for at least 3-4 weeks. “For me it looks like it’s more like a season than three […]
  • Suns’ Jermaine O’Neal updates daughter’s condition

    The Phoenix Suns felt the absence of center Jermaine O’Neal during their 27-point loss to the Toronto Raptors at US Airways Center Wednesday night. While his teammates struggled on the court, O’Neal was dealing with something much more important. The 17-year veteran left the team Tuesday to be with his 13-year-old daughter, who underwent open […]
  • Suns’ Marcin Gortat says he’ll be fine after foot injury

    The Phoenix Suns’ 98-71 loss to the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night was ugly on two levels. Firstly, there was the offensive performance. The Suns shot 37.8 percent from the field and scored just 47 points over the last three quarters. Marcus Morris’ three-pointer with :23 left ensured the Suns wouldn’t tie the worst offensive output […]
  • Suns Strokes: Telfair, Toronto end Suns’ three-game win streak

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns’ 98-71 loss to the Raptors on March 4. The Good: Uh, […]
  • Suns’ Babby ‘disappointed’ by Sebastian Telfair’s comments

    Less than two weeks ago, the Phoenix Suns traded backup point guard Sebastian Telfair to the Toronto Raptors for center Hamed Haddadi and a second round draft pick. Tuesday, Telfair expressed his disappointment (that’s putting it mildly) with the Suns organization, saying he felt he got cheated in his time in the Valley. Wednesday Lon […]

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