Robert Sarver Rumors
Sarver left things more open than expected, considering Paul led the Suns to their first NBA Finals appearance since 1993. “I don’t know — it’s kind of interesting,’’ Sarver said on the Phoenix radio show “Burns and Gambo.” “I had some discussions with him after the season. I said, ‘You’ve only been part of the organization for nine months. There’s really not a lot of history here. From a team perspective it was my best season in 17 years and it was your best season in 16 years.’ So there’s really a lot there to keep the two of us together — the Suns and him. “But he’s got a decision to make. A business decision, family decision. Unfortunately, it’s not our decision. It’s his decision. He’ll have to decide whether he’s going to become a free agent or opt into his contract. We’ll know that in the next three days.”
Kellan Olson: Suns owner Robert Sarver said on @BurnsAndGambo that he doesn’t know right know what Chris Paul is going to do with his player option. Says that Paul has a decision to make and there probably will be other teams interested in him.
Adam Aaronson: Woj calls Chris Paul’s free agency a “fascinating question.” “This is a test for Robert Sarver… it is not inconceivable that Chris Paul opts out and enters the free agent market.”
Marc J. Spears: The Suns say Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations Jeff Bower is moving on from the organization. Bower joined the Suns in April 2019 when James Jones was officially named general manager, and assisted Jones and Managing Partner Robert Sarver in the team’s transition.
The Phoenix Suns have a new arena name, after agreeing to terms with engineering company Footprint, the parties announced Friday. The downtown Phoenix complex will be called Footprint Center.
Footprint is an environmental-based tech company that wants to eliminate single-use plastics. The Arizona-based firm develops and manufactures plant-based packaging products and is recognized on the 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, which honors private companies leading out of the pandemic.