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Attention, Adam Silver:
You are the best sports representative. You are understanding and reasonable. And now Phoenix needs your help.
We need an intervention from the NBA.
The suns are a disaster trapped in a dumpster fire. They entered the game on Friday with a dubious award, outperforming 70:1
We are probably the worst part of basketball in team history. The suns break the worst records. Chaos is their currency and their only consequence.
The past is littered with tremendous mistakes that reinforce the misdeeds of the 2018-19 season. You have access to great information. They know better than anyone else. But if you have not been paying attention lately:
The owner has fired his general manager just before the start of the season, though Ryan McDonough had created the premises for a true head coach (Mike Budenholzer) and a preliminary draft had provided a real point guard (Shai Gilgeous-Alexander).
Obviously, Robert Sarver did not want any.
Provisional GM, James Jones, is the latest on the clown carousel. He did not do anything in two months. He gave Tyson Chandler the Lakers instead of selling his expiring contract within the trading period. He cut Shaq Harrison, the best point guard on his list. The scouting department is cut so far that the suns on the road are noticeably missing.
Your head coach, Igor Kokoskov, is swallowed alive by a team he can not reach. It's painful to look at and a bit predictable.
Kokoskov has no dynamic voice that can break through the millennia of confusion. English is not his mother tongue, and he can not grasp the room with his rhetoric. His communication skills are not enough for the big chair, especially with such a young team.
He tries to reach children with reasons and reasons. He was hired for offensive concept and design and denied a legitimate point guard. His term was lost before it began, and the evidence is right in front of you:
Your number 1 is not motivated and plays soft. Their other selection in the first round turned Kokoskov into a sideline that looked really bad on TV. Their disrespect of the head coach is shocking and feeds the lost culture that has permeated the walls.
We have waited nine years for this team to restore civil war to sustain the rich heritage that was once created by Jerry Colangelo. And nothing ever changes.
"Come on, you're all embarrassing," said Charles Barkley of the TNT studio.
They are all embarrassing.
There's a reason why Sarver keeps dismissing key executives in outbreaks. Because he is constantly hiring the wrong people, the ones that are cheap, without experience and completely controllable.
Would not a smart man try something else? Do you see the error of his ways, especially when his desire for victory is so obvious?
Yes, he would. If this owner is not trapped in his own vicious circle chained to the ego's tyranny, always be the responsible man and always call the shots.
As an NBA Commissioner, you work with great owners, modest servants and those who hold wealth for intelligence. They have thrown one of them out of the league forever. And you know that the worst owner is the one who always has to take ownership.
We all like to believe that our luck is changing organically, that Jones has something special up his sleeve. His relationship with LeBron James is intriguing and may even lead to an audience with Kevin Durant. But Sarver once raved about Lance Blanks and Lon Babby. He once hired Lindsey Hunter and Earl Watson. He is a banker and businessman and incapable of basketball. The recording speaks for itself. What is the probability that he is right this time? Our city council will vote on a deal to renovate the Suns' arena next Wednesday, and the numbers appear reasonable: $ 150 million in public funds and $ 80 million provided by the team. This is a fair price to keep the suns in Phoenix until 2037.
But not under these circumstances. And many are wondering why we should help finance a team that only embarrasses us and makes the owner dirty?
So please, Commissioner. Look under the hood. Submit a counselor or a Colangelo before another decade goes by without a playoff berth. Before it gets worse.
The City of Phoenix earns a professional basketball franchise, which takes over the role. And she too.
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