For another year, June has been the most exciting month of the year for Phoenix Suns fans. Kansas product Josh Jackson ruthlessly and very publicly ignored the courting of Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge en route to being selected fourth overall by Phoenix at Thursday’s NBA Draft. And in less salacious news, the Suns will have some attractive new graphics for the upcoming season.
The first season of Suns basketball was the 1968-69 campaign. Phoenix finished with 16-66 record, worst in franchise history. The next three worst seasons have happened in the last four years. But times are changing. Right?
Four years after the Phoenix franchise came into existence, Al McCoy, “The Voice of the Suns,” started calling games. Last season he became the longest tenured NBA broadcaster of all-time, passing Lakers legend Chick Hearn.
Season number 50 is on the way. In the first 49 Phoenix has won 2146 games, been to the playoffs 29 times, the NBA Finals twice, and have yet to win a championship.
What’s next for the Suns?