Robert Sarver is in Big Trouble

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No negative history with Sarver? In case you haven’t noticed everybody who’s left here in the last 17 years has nothing good to say about him from staff to players
Yeah good point. While I am distinctly aware of each one I hadn’t thought of them in the aggregate.
 

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No negative history with Sarver? In case you haven’t noticed everybody who’s left here in the last 17 years has nothing good to say about him from staff to players
I've heard positive comments from several ex-players although sure, Barnes and a couple others spoke poorly of him. To a person though, the non-playing personnel have all been negative or silent about him after leaving the organization.
 

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I've heard positive comments from several ex-players although sure, Barnes and a couple others spoke poorly of him. To a person though, the non-playing personnel have all been negative or silent about him after leaving the organization.
Not saying this is the case, but it is a possibility in the business world that people are less likely to talk about a former leader of an organization. I know in my case, it's always been better to keep quiet.
 

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I've heard positive comments from several ex-players although sure, Barnes and a couple others spoke poorly of him. To a person though, the non-playing personnel have all been negative or silent about him after leaving the organization.
Who? I’m not challenging you, I’m trying to remember anyone who spoke well of Sarver.
 

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I've heard positive comments from several ex-players although sure, Barnes and a couple others spoke poorly of him. To a person though, the non-playing personnel have all been negative or silent about him after leaving the organization.

And those are the people that actually interact with him on a daily basis.
 

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Who? I’m not challenging you, I’m trying to remember anyone who spoke well of Sarver.

I'm pretty sure that the twins, Dragic, Grant and Nash all said good things about him but mostly I'm quoting second hand information. Gambo and others have commented about it several times.
 
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And those are the people that actually interact with him on a daily basis.
Absolutely. I'd put far more stock in what these guys say than what players have said. And it's where Sarver has been his cheapest, with the regular employees.
 

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Saver was at a party where I had gone to bed early. When I woke up my lucky Suns boxers had been stolen off me while I slept. I knew it was Saver because there was 35 cents on the dresser and I saw him getting into his car wearing them on his head.

But I think this story may be about what he did to those poor little goats before putting them in the office.
 

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How many are there? I only know of Jeanie Buss off the top of my head.

I hope it's someone other than Jeannie Buss. I wouldn't be surprised if Sarver is/was a dick to her but I think that has more to do with his inability to separate business from competition. Like how he taunted the Spurs from the sideline. It's unprofessional but not enough to crucify him for. Sarver is a poor mans Mark Cuban so something like that wouldn't be surprising.
 

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I figured the "female owner" was a minority owner of the Suns.
 

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Sterling was horrible the whole time. It was only when the NBA decided he was a liability that it happened quickly.

As far as what former employees have said or not, their public statements might be governed by NDAs or non-disparagement clauses in separation agreements? I don’t know what’s standard for NBA staff.
 

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I wonder if Arte Moreno is a Suns fan. I used to see him at Hillstone on Camelback quite often. While the Angels haven't thrived under him it certainly hasn't been because of a lack of commitment or effort by the top brass.

He certainly has the cash.
There are a lot of Angel's fans tired of him as owner.

Also, a new owner could mean a new GM and Coach, too. There's no guarantee they would keep the current regime, regardless of current results.
 

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Sterling was horrible the whole time. It was only when the NBA decided he was a liability that it happened quickly.

As far as what former employees have said or not, their public statements might be governed by NDAs or non-disparagement clauses in separation agreements? I don’t know what’s standard for NBA staff.
Not for stuff like sexual harassment, unless they reached a settlement or something.
 
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