Everyone Welcomed D’Antoni Back to Phoenix, Except the Suns Organization

by December 16, 2008

The ol’ cold shoulder: “Owner Robert Sarver refused to give D’Antoni a single clap of the hands. He didn’t even look in D’Antoni’s direction. Petty? You bet. But it wasn’t a surprise. Suns.com employees were told they couldn’t shoot video of D’Antoni during the morning shootaround. And other than the mandatory introduction with the Knicks’ starting lineup, the Suns didn’t do anything special to welcome D’Antoni back…But couldn’t the Suns have stayed out of the fray for one minute and honored D’Antoni with a short tribute on the video board above center court? Instead, they ignored his return, just as they did with Shawn Marion. Stay classy, Phoenix. Stay classy.”