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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Coming Home | Phoenix Suns

Its 3 p.m., four hours before 16,000 fans file into Footprint Center for a Phoenix Suns playoff game. Senior Director of Live Presentation Shawn Martinez is going through his final preparations before show time. It may be another weekday night in downtown Phoenix, but for Martinez it's another night living out his lifelong dream. “Growing…

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Robert Sarver must go

The NBA's board of governors must seriously consider whether they want to allow one of their members to rule his team by fear, if not far worse, because that is exactly what is happening in Phoenix right now. I need to read more from this story