About Phoenix Suns
History of the Phoenix Suns
On January 22, 1968, the NBA awarded expansion teams to two cities, Milwaukee (now the Milwaukee Bucks) and Phoenix. Now, over 40 years later, the Phoenix Suns are one of the most exciting teams in the entire NBA. By getting Phoenix Suns tickets, you are buying the chance at seeing basketball in its purist form. TicketNetwork is a great place to look for Suns tickets, with the best selection of seats at Talking Stick Resort Arena!
From the beginning, the Phoenix Suns showed they were in the NBA for a reason and that reason was to win. Like many expansion teams before them, the Phoenix Suns struggled their way through their first season, finishing with a record of 16-66. But over the following years the Phoenix Suns would start to improve their roster, and only three short years later the team finished with a record of 49-33. In 1976, the Phoenix Suns surprised everyone when in the playoffs they defeated the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors to advance to a series with the Boston Celtics. Although the Phoenix Suns would fall in the series, they would go down in history as having played in arguably the greatest game ever in Game 5 of that series. Down by two with one second remaining on the clock in double overtime, Phoenix Suns forward Gar Heard fired a high arching jump shot at the buzzer to send the game into a third overtime. Prior to the shot, fans at the Boston Garden stormed the court thinking their team had won and had to be ushered off the court. Everyone who had Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns tickets that night were given a show that may never be seen again.
Over nearly the next two decades, the Phoenix Suns and their fans saw many great teams and great players. But it was in 1993 that superstar power forward Charles Barkley was acquired and quickly made Phoenix Suns tickets the hottest ticket in town. Barkley would go on to have one of the all-time great seasons that year, leading the Phoenix Suns to a record of 62-20 and his first MVP award. The Phoenix Suns charged through the NBA Playoffs and reached the NBA Finals for only the second time in franchise history. Unfortunately, Barkley was not enough to push the Phoenix Suns over the top, as they lost the series to the Chicago Bulls in six games. The next era of greatness for the Phoenix Suns included 2x MVP Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudamire. The dynamic duo led a fast-paced offense and were among the best teams in the league. They reached the Western Conference Finals in 2006, and that was just the beginning of a successful run for the Suns. Phoenix Suns tickets were some of the best in the league at the time as the on-court product was so fun to watch. In 2007, the Suns reached their third straight Western Conference Finals, but were again thwarted by the San Antonio Spurs. The series was controversial and went to six games before the Spurs finished them off. The franchise has not been the same since, but the Suns are looking to get back to the glory days of deep runs in the playoffs.
Most Recent Season
Three games into the 2017-18 Phoenix Suns season, the organization fired head coach Earl Watson. Jay Triano took his place as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Around this same time, point guard Eric Bledsoe tweeted that he wanted out of Phoenix. General Manager Ryan McDonough barred Bledsoe from playing with the Suns and also fined him $10,000 for the inappropriate tweet. Eventually Bledsoe was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for Greg Monroe and two protected draft picks. Monroe was later waived by the Suns. The Suns ended up finishing the regular season 21-61 and subsequently missed the playoffs. Many players on the Suns missed a multitude of games due to injuries including Devi nBooker, Tyson Chandler, Marquese Chriss, Troy Daniels, Josh Jackson, Brandon Knight, and T.J. Warren. This was a major factor in the Suns poor performance in the 2017-18 season. The franchise is also going through a heavy rebuilding period but this makes fans very excited for the future of the team.
Phoenix Suns fans were thrilled to find out that Devin Booker signed a 5-year maximum contract with the Suns. The NBA All-Star won the three-point contest over finalist Tobias Harris and Klay Thompson in 2018. He will be returning to Phoenix with his talents to help lead his team to the playoffs. Due to have the second-worst record in franchise history in the 2017-18 season, the Suns were able to have their first ever number one draft pick. With their number one draft pick the Suns selected center Deandre Ayton from the University of Arizona. The Suns also acquired Mikal Bridges in the draft, who was a key player for Villanova when they won two NCAA championships in three years. The Suns final two picks in the draft were Élie Okobo from France and George King from University of Colorado Boulder. The upcoming season will be the first season under new head coach Igor Kokoškov. Kokoškov is now the first European-born head coach in NBA history. Suns fans are excited to see this young team play with their new head coach. The season will kick off on October 17th against the Dallas Mavericks. The Suns have not been to the playoffs since 2010. Will this be the year they will finally return? There is only one way to find out. Come down to the Talking Stick Resort Arena to see your favorite team fight for a chance in the playoffs. TicketNetwork is your access for all Phoenix Suns tickets. Check out our vast selection of Phoenix Suns tickets and grab yours today! As the Phoenix Suns look for their first NBA Championship, TicketNetwork can help you find hard-to-get Phoenix Suns tickets.