Thursday, February 5th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  14 responses

Nash Discusses the Suns’ Economic Concerns

Econ 101 with the former MVP: “Nash can understand basketball moves made because of money, but he said those choices need to be factored in when discussing a championship. The Suns simply aren’t as talented as they could be because of the monetary constraints of Robert Sarver and his ownership group. ‘It’s their team and they can do whatever they want,’ Nash said matter-of-factly. ‘At the same time, when people are critical of us they should keep in mind we can very easily have a different roster. Go through and look at the players we’ve given up that were still cheap and very valuable. Sometimes you just can’t have the same expectations you would in a different situation. You have to realize this organization is run with a business model not to make money or to not lose money — fiscal responsibility. I respect that and at the same time you can’t expect to compete with every team in the world when you have that concern.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com mat smith

    heh, only from Sir Steve can we expect this much logic, he could run my video production company anytime.

  • http://www.slamonline.com mat smith

    oh and the subtext is “fu(k Sarver he should not have let Raja go” arrrrr sad panda.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Translation: “I work for a bunch of cheap bastards…not my fault.”

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    In related news, the Suns are paying $75 million in salaries this year, while the Spurs are paying $67 million and the Celtics are paying $80 million. Nash needs to quit worrying about fiscal responsibility and start worrying about defensive responsibility.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    How can you cry fiscal responsibility when your team is paying Shaq $20 million a year? Pro sports as a whole is f*cked up.

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    “Wait.. what?” responded a befuddled Isiah Thomas.

  • Phil B

    nash is right. i would hate to be a diehard suns fan. it would be hard to give the owners money by buying tickets and gear when you know they’re not really gonna give money back to you by trying their hardest to create a championship contender. makes me glad to be a portland fan.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    That’s Phil…

  • Nate James

    steve is my boy, but portland is where the heart is.
    the owners for phoinex suck

  • Los Man

    I’m a die hard suns fan and we needed to keep Joe. nuff said

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Um, who the hell is Joe?

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    The Joe of the Johnson variety I am guessing.

  • ciroqobama

    The Plummer

  • Phil B

    Huh? I’m Phil. Wait… what?