The Phoenix Suns haven’t been good in a long time, and it’s more than just a lack of talent. The Suns have, without a doubt, the NBA’s worst culture.
The Phoenix Suns finished last season with the NBA’s worst record, and after major roster changes, coaching changes, and management changes, the team has worked themselves all the way up to the NBA’s second worst record.
Growing pains were inevitable for a team with so much turnover and so many young players, but this is worse than expected. The Suns currently sit at 2-10, only one game ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers and on pace for just 13 wins on the season after winning 21 last year.
The team is by all means more talented than last season’s group, and many were expecting a major jump this season, possibly winning over 30 games, but they have spectacularly underperformed, and it’s been frustrating to watch. The Suns aren’t playing any better than their bottom feeding record, and while they’ll probably improve as the season goes on, there are more reasons to be worried than optimistic.
Starting with the owner and going all the way down to the play on the court, the Suns have become a perennial mess. It’s a cycle in which the team’s dysfunction continually causes further dysfunction. From what seems to be trust issues in the locker room to a clueless owner to an utter lack of effort, these are 3 reasons the Phoenix Suns have the worst culture in the NBA.