PHOENIX — Say what you want about Robert Sarver, but the Suns’ owner has shown a propensity for creative thinking when it comes to filling out his management team. After hiring a former player agent, Lon Babby, to head his basketball operations department last year in a reorganized front office that emphasizes specialists focusing on […]
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October 11th, 2011 · No Comments
October 7th, 2011 · 4 Comments
Suns managing partner Robert Sarver has taken relentless heat from the Phoenix fan base since buying the team from Jerry Colangelo in the spring of 2004. He’s been criticized for making cost-cutting personnel moves that have played a big part in the Suns’ decline from a Western Conference powerhouse to a fringe playoff team. As […]
July 21st, 2010 · 8 Comments
PHOENIX — Robert Sarver has often been chided for trying to run the Phoenix Suns like he runs his banks. By hiring longtime player agent Lon Babby to head a revamped basketball operations department, Sarver is putting his business philosophies to the ultimate test. Sarver believes in the banking world that there are hunters and […]
July 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment
Watch the Lon Babby introductory press conference in it’s entirety below. Owner Robert Sarver and head coach Alvin Gentry also answer questions.
July 17th, 2010 · 16 Comments
Two NBA superstars left behind the only city they have ever played for this offseason. Both of those superstars enjoyed immense success in their cities, and both of them have been on the doorstep of a championship numerous times, including this year. But the feeling surrounding the departures of LeBron James and Amare Stoudemire could […]
July 13th, 2010 · 19 Comments
Cheap. Penny-pinching. Incompetent. Those are just a few of the adjectives that have been used to describe Phoenix Suns managing partner Robert Sarver since he became majority owner in 2004. When it became clear that Sarver would basically act as Suns GM until the position was filled, I was struck with fear as the controlling […]