Billionaire Mat Ishbia makes strong first impression attending first Phoenix Suns game


Ish Wainright hoped Mat Ishbia enjoyed Thursday’s Suns game and didn’t need medical attention afterward. "Hope he didn’t have a heart attack or anything like that," the Suns two-way player joked after Friday’s practice. "It was cool having him there." Sitting courtside, Ishbia watched the Suns build a 24-point lead against Brooklyn and fight off a furious comeback to win 117-112 Thursday at Footprint Center. "I think it’s great for the team, the organization and the community to have someone like Mat in place," Suns coach Monty Williams said. "To have him courtside probably allows for everybody to finally put a face to everything that’s been talked about and what hasn’t happened officially, but it kind of lets everybody know this is our guy." The billionaire mortgage lender is waiting on NBA approval to officially become the new team owner.