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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Who is most responsible for the Phoenix Suns’ culture shift?

Phoenix Suns (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports). Few franchises have overcome horrible internal management from the top down like the Phoenix Suns have, so who deserves the credit for this shift? It’s been an uphill battle for Phoenix Suns fans as they combat their favorite team’s owner and his unfathomable mismanagement of a franchise over […]

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NBA power rankings love the Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns provided the NBA community further evidence that the Western Conference is a significantly better group than its Eastern counterparts. Entering Monday, the West was 93-55 (.628) against the East in interconference games after going 20-11 last week. With victories over Boston, Milwaukee and Philadelphia — along with a rout of Orlando on […]

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Phoenix Suns postseason run: 5 most impactful players

Phoenix Suns (Photo by Kim Klement – Pool/Getty Images) The Phoenix Suns hope to make a postseason run in 2021 With a 6-2 start to the season, the Phoenix Suns have given their fans every reason to believe that the 8-0 run in the Orlando bubble was no mirage. The abbreviated schedule, 72 games, increases the […]

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Amenities and Benefits | North Lounge Hospitality The North End Tables are a unique seating experience. Members will get to enjoy the best of both worlds: an intimate living room setting in a fun, open environment with a great view of the on-court action. In the six rows directly below the North Lounge, you can […]

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Phoenix Suns reality check: Anything good?

In the wake of the blown opportunity for a 7-0 homestand, the Phoenix Suns were left to count the reasons to be disappointed. For this particular post, there is no real good news; only repercussions from a giveaway that Suns fans have seen too many times over the past 10 years. And just when this […]