PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns said their final goodbyes for the summer at a team meeting Sunday morning before everybody left to ponder their respective futures.
But not before they took a few minutes to soak in the special season they just experienced before Kobe Bryant and the Lakers knocked them out in the West Finals.
“As I said to our players, we will not look at this as a negative in any way,” head coach Alvin Gentry said. “I think what we accomplished this year as a team and the way they played and the improvements that we made and the way the young guys got better and the leadership that we had, all of those things were real positive, and we’ll try to take them and grow from there.”
In the coming months there will be plenty of time to analyze how the Suns should re-shape their team this offseason, but for now here’s what the players, Gentry and team management had to say as they left US Airways Center for the final time this season.