General manager Jerry Colangelo, only 28 at the time, settled on a name for his expansion franchise using a name-the-team contest in 1968. Colangelo chose Suns over Scorpions, Rattlers, and Thunderbirds, among the other suggestions included in the 28,000 entries. One lucky fan won $1,000 and season tickets as part of the contest, which included such obscure entries as White Wing Doves, Sun Lovers, Poobahs, Dudes, and Cactus Giants.

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Langston Galloway to play in G League

Michael Scotto: Langston Galloway will sign with the NBA G League and play in the G League Showcase (Dec. 19-22) in Las Vegas, league sources told @HoopsHype. Galloway shot a career-high 44.9% from the field and 42.4% from 3-point range last year … I need to read more from this story

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Suns Lift NDA Limits on Ex-Employees While NFL Witnesses Stay Mum

While Congress presses the Washington Football Team to release former employees from their nondisclosure agreements, the Phoenix Suns have released former employees from their NDAs. This is a significant development in the NBA’s probe into whether Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver used a racial epithet in conversation. He’s also accused of uttering lewd comments about…