The Phoenix Suns find themselves nearing the end of yet another horrendous season with the absolute worst record in the league at 12-50. This level of incompetence has become the norm for team owner Robert Sarver and the Suns who have failed to reach the playoffs in almost nine seasons.
The team’s dysfunction is so bad that apparently, it has left NBA teams around the league with ‘raised eyebrows’ according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on The Woj Report. Woj also took shots at the team’s owner saying, ‘Sarver has not seemed to learn a lot of lessons,’ during his time with Phoenix.
This is an organization that is in a spiral in almost every way, and it’s a concern for the NBA. Owner Robert Sarver has not seemed to learn a lot of lessons through the years about his management style, his hands-on nature and his ability to put an infrastructure in place and allow it to build an organization
There’s no question, from the league office to teams around the league, there’s a lot of raised eyebrows at Phoenix and how they’re operating right now.
Whether or not Woj may be right or wrong is up to the reader, but there have certainly been some questionable decisions from the organization this season. Just nine days before the start of the 2018-19 season, the team fired general manager Ryan McDonough.
Since then, first-year executive James Jones has been running the team’s front office as co-interim general manager along with former assistant GM Trevor Bukstein.