Phoenix Suns

Founded: 1968
Team Owner: Robert Sarver
Head Coach: Jeff Hornacek
Team Icon: Steve Nash
Overall Record: 2060-1664
D-League Affiliate: Bakersfield Jam
Championships: nada
Arena: US Airways Center
Arena Capacity: 19,023
Arena Co-Tenants: Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), Arizona Rattlers (AFL)
City: Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Suns

When the expansion franchise in Phoenix was created in 1968 the team apparently followed Team Naming 101 protocol, and promptly held a name-the-team contest. Almost 30,000 ideas were submitted, including some that didn't make the cut that included Rattlers, Thunderbirds, and Scorpions. 

The Phoenix General Manager, Jerry Colangelo, who was a young buck at 28 years young, decided to go with Suns as the team's moniker.

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