Everyone on the Phoenix Suns is Miserable

by December 31, 2010

From the coaching staff, to the superstar player, and even the new guys, no one is happy in Phoenix these days. Reports the AZ Republic: “Suns coach Alvin Gentry had a long postgame talk with the team that was more encouraging than yelling. He had done plenty of the latter in the previous two days’ practices that were spent mostly on defense. Instead, they came out looking as though they had no idea what their coverages were or how to deny the middle whether they were in man or zone. So here are some honest, blunt Suns uncut after Wednesday’s loss … Marcin Gortat: ‘I came from a team where everybody’s competing and trying, doing the stuff that Coach is saying. We just totally are changing our rotations. We’re not playing hard enough. I’ve just got to tell you, there’s a lot of work in front of us. The positive thing is it can’t be worse’ … Steve Nash: ‘It’s frustrating. We’re losing. We’re not playing well defensively. We’re practicing our defense and we’re not carrying over to the game. It’s frustrating. We’ve got to fight through it. We’ve got to test ourselves, our mental strength, our emotional commitment every day and try to bring it and not let it get to us. When you’re playing as we are defensively and you’re working at it, I think it’s a situation where we just got to dig deeper and really be self-critical and try to do whatever we can to help the team. We’ve got to be positive and optimistic that we can turn it around.'”