The Suns are done in the West; that much is clear. The question is when does Steve Kerr blow up the team?
Specifically, when does he trade Amare Stoudemire? And does he dare trade Steve Nash?
Here’s the details on the Suns’ late-night meeting, via the Arizona Republic…
Coach Terry Porter did not have his postgame press conference at the usual time. He first met with staff in his office behind a closed door before emerging 20 minutes after the game ended to talk to reporters.
After most of the Suns players had left, Grant Hill and Steve Nash went into Porter’s coaches’ office at about 10:20 p.m. for another closed-door meeting with coaches, Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver and Suns General Manager Steve Kerr. Hill and Nash stayed for about 45 minutes before leaving together while the rest of the group wound up meeting for about one hour in whole.
“We’re obviously struggling right now,” Kerr said after the meeting. “We talk about everything. We talk about how our team is constructed. We talk about what we can do better as at team, different combinations that we can play. This is what we do. This is our job.
“We’re not supposed to lose this game and clearly I think … we’ve lost some confidence and we’ve lost some energy and our mojo, whatever you want to call it. We’ve got to get it back. That’s why you have a coaching staff. That’s why you have management. You have to figure it out. You have to talk about it. It doesn’t just happen. So we talked about it.
“We’ve got to keep pushing forward and pushing ahead. We have to figure it out. If the pieces don’t fit, then that’s on me. And I’m willing to take that blame if that’s ultimately the case. We have to determine that and go from there.”
The Suns are probably the most interesting team in the league right now, which is never a bad thing. Just ask the Lakers in Kobe and Shaq’s final year together.