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Solar Panel TRIAL OF RYAN McD, Part 3: Did he destroy the culture?

See the third and final installment of the Trial of former Suns GM Ryan McDonough this week with the Solar Panel guys

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The Suns Solar Panel is putting the tenure of former Suns GM Ryan McDonough on trial.

The last two weeks we had him on trial for two other charges (did he leave the Suns better off, and was he terrible at transactions). This week we try him on the third charge...


This week, we try him on the charge of destroying the Suns culture during his 5-year (6 offseason) tenure as the Phoenix Suns GM.

Tim plays the judge, Dave the prosecution and Espo the defense with YOU the listener playing jury.

We argue our cases, and then the jury (live listeners) make the final vote of GUILTY or NOT GUILTY on the charges as a whole. We absolutely LOVED the interaction with the fans!

Watch it here, then vote below.

Or listen here

Now it’s your turn to vote.


Did McDonough destroy the Suns culture?

This poll is closed

  • 80%
    GUILTY - Terrible people skills!
    (72 votes)
  • 19%
    NOT GUILTY - He was just a puppet
    (17 votes)
89 votes total Vote Now


Is McD guilty on at least two of the charges?

This poll is closed

  • 91%
    GUILTY: Left them worse off, lost too many transactions, and/or hurt the culture
    (67 votes)
  • 8%
    NOT GUILTY: They are better off, he won enough transactions to get credit, and/or wasn’t the culture problem
    (6 votes)
73 votes total Vote Now

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