Entries from August 2011

Q&A with former Phoenix Suns 12th man Paul Shirley — Part II

August 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Yesterday Paul Shirley broke down the Steve Nash situation, Amare Stoudemire’s political knowledge and the 2004-05 Seven Seconds or Less Suns. Now the benchwarmer turned outspoken writer analyzes the NBA lockout and talks about his next book in Part II of this exclusive Q&A. Shirley on what he’s been up to lately: I’ve been traveling a lot kind […]

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Q&A with former Phoenix Suns 12th man Paul Shirley — Part I

August 7th, 2011 · 19 Comments

Special. That’s one word often used to describe the 2004-05 Phoenix Suns. Seven Seconds or Less made its debut and Steve Nash quickly became the face of the franchise that drafted him, while leading them to an NBA-best 62-20 record and capturing his first MVP along the way. Amare Stoudemire transformed from a raw talent […]

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How much do NBA coaches matter?

August 5th, 2011 · 5 Comments

With a record 11 championships to his credit, it’s easy to argue that Phil Jackson is the greatest coach in NBA history. Then again it would be hard not to rack up the rings coaching Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Pau Gasol. That’s not to take away from Jackson’s greatness as […]

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Hakim Warrick Phoenix Suns offseason improvement video

August 2nd, 2011 · 13 Comments

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Phoenix Suns big men out of the mix

August 1st, 2011 · 6 Comments

When the Phoenix Suns were preparing for June’s draft, general manager Lance Blanks made it perfectly clear that his team needed to improve in the post. That viewpoint became all the more obvious as the Suns drafted Markieff Morris with their first-round selection to join a front court that includes Marcin Gortat, Channing Frye and […]

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