Amin Elhassan provides insight on Phoenix Suns ops tenure, describes rise through organization

June 10th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Many sports business students dream of leveraging their degree into an internship with a professional team after which they can work up the ranks of the organization’s operations department. Yet we are always warned that for most people such a path is a mere pipe dream with operations jobs so sought after and difficult […]

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Grant Hill retires after fulfilling career

June 2nd, 2013 · 9 Comments

Upon announcing his retirement from basketball yesterday, Grant Hill possesses no shortage of memories when he wants to reminisce about his basketball life. Starting with the pass to Laettner to the Fila/Sprite and Dream Team III days when he was a triple-double threat every time he laced them up, Hill’s early career placed him among […]

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The Phoenix Suns and the poor state of clutch shooting in the NBA

May 30th, 2013 · 14 Comments

Throughout my five seasons running ValleyoftheSuns I have marveled at the fact that teams often take the worst shots with the game on the line in the final seconds of a one-possession game. You could say it’s my biggest pet peeve about the Association as I don’t understand how a shot that would not be […]

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Jeff Hornacek has ‘agreed to terms’ with Phoenix Suns

May 27th, 2013 · 20 Comments

The Phoenix Suns and Jeff Hornacek have “agreed to terms” on a contract that will make the former Sun the franchise’s next head coach, according to multiple media reports. Hornacek will sign a three-year deal worth slightly less than $6 million with a fourth-year team option, per CBSSports’ Ken Berger. The deal is expected to […]

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Phoenix Suns the kind of organization that would embrace Jason Collins

May 5th, 2013 · 10 Comments

Many people like their sports as a self-containing entity that does not infringe upon any of the social issues of the day. Yet sports aren’t played in a bubble, and throughout history they have intersected the critical social and political issues of the time. The Brooklyn Dodgers will forever be remembered as the team for […]

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What could have been and what would have been lost with Steph Curry

May 5th, 2013 · 17 Comments

It’s easy to watch Stephen Curry drain threes in these NBA playoffs and wonder what he might look like in a Phoenix Suns uniform. After all, as Bob Young wrote for The Arizona Republic, it nearly happened. The Suns’ war room exploded after the Timberwolves selected Jonny Flynn No. 6 overall back in the 2009 […]

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