Entries from April 2013

Lindsey Hunter’s status: The case for a coaching change

April 19th, 2013 · 23 Comments

This is not a piece meant to admonish Lindsey Hunter in any way. Hunter went 12-29 as head coach of a Phoenix Suns team which was seriously lacking in talent, chemistry, and motivation. Coming in as the head coach midseason was the equivalent of taking over as pilot of a plane with dead engines. There […]

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Lindsey Hunter shows little concern over future with Suns

April 18th, 2013 · 19 Comments

PHOENIX — Nearly three months after being named the Phoenix Suns interim head coach, Lindsey Hunter looked thoroughly beaten Thursday. Gone was the self-described fighter. Gone was the wide-eyed smile. Gone was the passionate coach speak that had become a common fixture during his pre and post-game press conferences. For the first time during his […]

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NBA Draft Lottery 2013: Jazz lose to end Suns’ lottery shot

April 17th, 2013 · 31 Comments

Moments after the Phoenix Suns ended their dark, dark season with a 118-98 loss to the Denver Nuggets, the Utah Jazz fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 86-70, in withering fashion. That effectively took the Suns’ shot at earning the Los Angeles Lakers’ lottery pick as Steve Nash’s new team solidified a playoff berth. The Suns […]

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Denver Nuggets 118, Phoenix Suns 98 — Unmerciful end

April 17th, 2013 · 17 Comments

It’s over. The 2012-13 abomination in Suns history ended Wednesday night with the same mix that got Phoenix to such historic lows in the first place. There was the lack of star power when the game mattered, followed by encouraging numbers by young players and bench warmers in meaningless minutes. There was the Suns’ new […]

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Preview: Phoenix Suns (25-56) at Denver Nuggets (56-25)

April 17th, 2013 · 17 Comments

Time: 5 p.m. MST TV: FSAZ And then there was one. It’s strange to think that not too long ago regular season finales held tremendous value for the Phoenix Suns. Either there was a high playoff seed or franchise-record win total up for grabs. Neither will be true this year, but this much is known: […]

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Phoenix Suns 119, Houston Rockets 112 – Releasing the frustration

April 15th, 2013 · 33 Comments

PHOENIX – For once, it was only about basketball. Goran Dragic was relaxed in the locker room before a meeting against his former team, the Houston Rockets. He was already talking about his offseason where he’ll represent his Slovenian national team in Europe, and considering the Suns have already conducted some exit interviews, it was […]

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