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History of the Phoenix Suns

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Team creation[edit]

The Suns were one of two franchises to join the NBA at the start of the 1968–69 season, alongside the Milwaukee Bucks from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1968-69: Inaugural season[edit]

1969-73: Connie Hawkins era[edit]

1973-75: Struggles[edit]

1975-88: Alvin Adams and Walter Davis era[edit]

On May 29, 1975 the Suns selected Alvin Adams out of University of Oklahoma with the fourth pick and acquired Paul Westphal from the Boston Celtics exchange for Charlie Scott. The Suns begin with a record of 15-14 in December then in midseason the Suns acquired Pat Riley from the Los Angeles Larkers and Garfield Heard from the Buffalo Braves and made the playoffs for the first time since in six years.

On June 10, 1977 the Suns selected Walter Davis out of University of North Carolina with the six pick in 1977 NBA draft.

1988-92: Tom Chambers and Kevin Johnson era[edit]

In offseason the Suns signed Tom Chambers from Seattle SuperSonics and drafted Tim Perry out of Temple and Dan Majerle out of Central Michigan.

1992-96: Charles Barkley era[edit]

1996-2001: Jason Kidd era[edit]

In beginning of 1996-97 season the Suns struggled losing their first 13 games. After an 0–8 start, head coach Cotton Fitzsimmons was replaced by former Suns guard Danny Ainge. In midseason the Suns acquired Jason Kidd from the Dallas Mavericks.

2001-04: Kidd trade[edit]

2004-12: Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire era[edit]

2012-15: Rebuilding[edit]

2015-present: Devin Booker era[edit]


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