We’re all used to the national media rubbing salt in the wound of the Suns’ on-court failures the past several seasons.
From Woj to Kevin Arnovitz to Chris Haynes and back again, just about every national NBA reporter has a story or two damning the Suns over the past couple of years, if not the last few weeks. The latest in this anthology comes from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, who on The Jump this week said bluntly what many Suns fans have been worried about since things really started to fall apart in Phoenix.
“With the exception of Donald Sterling, Robert Sarver has the lowest approval rating of any owner since I’ve been covering the league,” Windhorst said.
Watch the clip below:
Windhorst has taken shots at Sarver below and in all fairness is typically pretty plugged in with Rich Paul and Klutch Sports, which has a troubled history with the Suns dating back to the Eric Bledsoe negotiations in the summer of 2014. Invoking Sterling’s history, however, says to me that Windhorst is serious.
He goes on to mention all the usual niceties about the city — winter weather, reasonable cost of living, historically successful franchise — but says the situation here for a prospective general manager is vastly less desirable than Washington’s.
Based on who has interviewed in New Orleans (namely David Griffin) we can assume candidates around the league prefer the Pelicans job over the Suns job, too.
This to me reads as another national reporter sounding the alarm on just how bad things have gotten behind the scenes in Phoenix.
Stay tuned for how aggressively the Suns try to change the tune as they fill out their front office the next several weeks.