Robert Sarver Rumors

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McDonough and the Suns owner, Robert Sarver, both made the trip to Carmel, Ind., to meet with Stevens and his wife Tracy. “So yeah, we were at his kitchen table,” McDonough explained on the podcast. “We were meeting with him about potentially coaching the Suns. Ultimately he decided at that time to stay at Butler, and then a month or two later he chose to go to the Celtics. But as far as how close it was or what his decision-making process was, you’d have to ask him about that. But we were sitting around his kitchen table discussing him potentially coaching the Suns in May of 2013.”
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Sarver, who purchased the Suns with partners nearly 12 years ago, said his ownership plans are for the long haul now “more so than ever.” “I think I’m getting better at it,” Sarver, 54, told azcentral sports from his 14th-floor downtown Phoenix bank headquarters overlooking Talking Stick Resort Arena. “I think I understand it better. I think I’ve got myself surrounded with some good people and we’ve got some great young players to really build our franchise with, which is what we’re going to have to do. If you look at a lot of the good teams right now, they went through three, four, five, six tough years to be able to get all those young players and have that consistency to compete at a high level for an extended period of time.
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Sarver, who purchased the Suns with partners nearly 12 years ago, said his ownership plans are for the long haul now “more so than ever.” “I think I’m getting better at it,” Sarver, 54, told azcentral sports from his 14th-floor downtown Phoenix bank headquarters overlooking Talking Stick Resort Arena. “I think I understand it better. I think I’ve got myself surrounded with some good people and we’ve got some great young players to really build our franchise with, which is what we’re going to have to do. If you look at a lot of the good teams right now, they went through three, four, five, six tough years to be able to get all those young players and have that consistency to compete at a high level for an extended period of time. I think we’re taking steps to do that but they’re painful. It’s hard. It’s hard for me, too. I go to bed sometimes after games and just can’t get to sleep. I’m as disappointed at times in myself than everybody else is, too. Maybe it’s hard to believe that but it’s true.”