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I have been living in Phoenix since 1997, but have been following the Phoenix Suns since the 89-90' seasons when I first got interested in NBA basketball. In addition to watching as many Suns games as I can in person and/or on TV, I also was am a season-ticket holder for the Arizona Cardinals. They just got a new coach, so hopefully my tickets will be worth something this coming year. All the way to the Super Bowl baby... and I gave up my tickets the same year :(
Growing up in Salt Lake City, UT, I was a fan of the Utah Jazz and still am to this day, though not as much as I use to be. My family had 1/3 of the season's home games in Salt Lake, so I got to go to a lot of great NBA games, including several NBA Finals games between the Jazz and the Chicago Bulls. Utah's coach, Jerry Sloan, is not one of my favorite NBA people, but he's done a good job staying the same for over 20 years. I think he & his coaching staff are personally responsible for several lost playoff games for the “let's remove the hot shooting guy“ roster changes during the game.
Back to the Suns now... My favorite players, both past & present include: Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, Shawn Marion, Jason Kidd, Michael Finley, Antonio McDyess, Charles Barkley, Dan Majerle, Kevin Johnson and Jeff Hornacek. The latest Suns team is simply a joy to watch; their style of play is an eye-opening peek into what the NBA should be. Let's get rid of the one-on-one style of play that's taken over the past 15 years and let's go back to the “team game“, the way basketball was intended to be played.