The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team from Phoenix (Arizona ). You play as one of 30 teams in the National Basketball Association. The team colors are purple, orange, gray and white. Their home games they wear since 1992 from the U.S. Airways Center. Previously, since 1968, the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the home ground of the Sun.
The greatest success in the history of the franchise was reaching the finals in the season 1992/93 season, which was lost to the Chicago Bulls with 2:4. Formative player at the time was Charles Barkley. The following year, the Suns were subject to the Houston Rockets in the conference finals with 3:4.
In April 2004, the Phoenix Suns have been purchased by an investor group led by tycoon Robert Sarver for 401 million U.S. dollars.
Between 2004 and 2010, the Suns were considered one of the strongest teams in the Western Conference of the NBA. Especially point guard Steve Nash led the team with his performances regularly in the Play Offs. For this purpose, was able to convince his side Amar'e Stoudemire. It managed the Suns from 2005 to 2007 in first place in the Pacific Division to win and moved in 2006 and 2010 in the Conference Final. Before the season 2010/11 the multiple Allstar Amar'e Stoudemire left the Suns and moved to the New York Knicks. With his change he heralded the rebuilding of the Suns, the plan to focus on young players to build a new talented team. In the summer of 2012 point guard Steve Nash left the club and moved to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Suns slipped so during the season 2012/ 13 final in the bottom of the Western Conference and after a series of defeats in January 2013, the separation of head coach Alvin Gentry after the Suns with a record of 13 wins and 28 defeats on the were in last place of the Conference. Successor was initially as interim coach Lindsey Hunter. But under Hunter turned a no sustained sporting success and the Suns finished the season in last place in the Western Conference with 25 wins and 57 defeats.
For the 2013/2014 season was a former player of the Sun's new head coach Jeff Hornacek. Previously worked for Hornacek Utah Jazz as an assistant coach. He was in Phoenix a contract until 2016 and will lead the Suns back into the area of the Play Offs. In the NBA Draft in 2013 was elected the Ukrainian Alex Len out in fifth place. Likewise, experienced key players like Marcin Gortat, Luis Scola and Jared Dudley were sold. It strengthened instead with young star Eric Bledsoe came from the Los Angeles Clippers.