Arizona Sports’ 2023 Newsmakers Week recap

Feb 21, 2023, 7:42 AM | Updated: Feb 25, 2023, 10:10 am
Arizona Diamondbacks CEO and president Derrick Hall visits the Arizona Sports studios on Tuesday, F...
Arizona Diamondbacks CEO and president Derrick Hall visits the Arizona Sports studios on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, in Phoenix. (Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Sports)
(Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Sports)

The important figures who make the biggest decisions in Arizona sports join Bickley & Marotta throughout a one-week span each February.

The goal? To reset and key in on the main storylines for the state’s teams. The Arizona Cardinals prep for the draft with a No. 3 pick, the revamped Phoenix Suns aim to put things together for the postseason and the Arizona Diamondbacks head into spring training.

Beyond that, the Arizona Coyotes are riding a point streak to begin the week, Arizona State football first-year coach Kenny Dillingham sets the tone in spring ball, while the Sun Devils men’s basketball squad eyes a late run.

Newsmakers from the Arizona Wildcats, Grand Canyon Antelopes, Phoenix Rising FC and local events like the Fiesta Bowl and WM Phoenix Open are also on the docket.

Newsmakers Week starts Tuesday morning and runs through Friday on Bickley & Marotta‘s show from 6 a.m. through 10 a.m.

You can visit this story for full interviews and stories.

Times are tentative and additions are expected.

2023 Newsmakers Week schedule


Audio: Fiesta Bowl executive director and CEO Erik Moses 

Audio: Arizona football head coach Jedd Fisch

Audio: Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall

Audio: Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong

Audio: Arizona State men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley


Audio: WM Phoenix Open chairman Pat Williams

Audio: Arizona State head football coach Kenny Dillingham

Audio: Coyotes president and CEO Xavier Gutierrez

Audio: Suns play-by-play voice Al McCoy

Audio: Mercury general manager Jim Pitman

Audio: Arizona men’s basketball coach Tommy Lloyd


Audio: Cardinals general manager Monti Ossenfort

Audio: Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo

Audio: Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill

Audio: Valley sports legend Jerry Colangelo

Audio: Suns president of basketball ops and GM James Jones

Audio: Arizona State vice president for university athletics Ray Anderson

Audio: Grand Canyon University president Brian Mueller

Audio: Coyotes head coach Andre Tourigny

Audio: Phoenix Raceway president Latasha Causey


Audio: Phoenix Rising FC president Bobby Dulle

Audio: Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen

Audio: Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon

Audio: Former Coyotes captain Shane Doan

Audio: Grand Canyon men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew


Audio: Tommy Lloyd, Arizona basketball head coach

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