The Phoenix Suns are finally set at ownership as new owner Mat Ishbia is officially taking over for the Phoenix Suns and Mercury after getting votes approved by the NBA Board of Governors. This has been a long time coming for Ishbia and his family as the Suns now embark on a new era.
“This is the culmination of a lifelong dream. I love the game of basketball deeply but it’s so much more than that for me."
Mat Ishbia has completed the acquisition of the controlling ownership interest in the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury. pic.twitter.com/kgoKYQMEtv
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) February 7, 2023
Now, the first step for Ishbia to accomplish is for the Suns to provide a trade that could potentially send Jae Crowder to a new team before Thursday’s trade deadline. Well according to Ishbia himself, they’re doing everything they can to accomplish this feat while also staying positive and confident about the team’s current roster.
"We have a championship-caliber team right now with no changes. If I can take an upgrade from a player that is not playing to a player that is playing, we’ve gotten even closer and if I can do more than that, I’m sure that would be even better.”
Mat Ishbia https://t.co/Cn2XlwOoRQ pic.twitter.com/GB42WZOB0g
— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) February 7, 2023
The Suns right now sit at 29-26 and have Devin Booker returning for tonight’s game against the Brooklyn Nets which is going on right now as we speak. One can argue, the Suns would have a better record if the team had stayed healthy for a long time this season.
This makes a time like this exciting if you’re a Suns fan because it feels like a new era is brewing in the Valley with Ishbia in charge. One of the things that Ishbia acknowledged is that he isn’t afraid to spend as much as he needs in order to get the job done.
"At the end of the day, you can build a lot of relationships, but I also paid the top price – by a lot."
Mat Ishbia on $4B of #Suns/Mercury.
"I'm also going to pay you more than anyone else is willing to do and I’m willing to do it and I can do it myself https://t.co/dGcCdUZ9yu pic.twitter.com/2Ev0lW9rUp
— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) February 8, 2023
Mat Ishbia Has Officially Became The New Owner Of The Phoenix Suns
Get excited Suns fans, it feels like something special is brewing in the air and it has started today with Ishbia being the head man in charge of this operation. Let’s see what his first move will be as owner of the team.
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