How Can It Have All Spiraled Out Of Control Like This ?
With the abrupt firing and departure of Terry Porter from the Phoenix Suns. It can be said that fallout from it all has been staggering. Never mind the fact that it’d been rumored that the franchise was prepared to trade their All Star forward with a view to changing the whole identity of the team.
This season the team has not so much stumbled but merely fell out of starting gate. And they’ve yet to show any glimpse as to what had made them so successful under their former coach Mike D’Antoni. General Manager Steve Kerr has bungled his way through transactions that they weren’t exactly of benefit to the team overall. Since the trade of the Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks whereby in return they obtained 15 time All Star center Shaquille O’Neal from the Miami Heat. The team has really struggled to show some semblance of consistency. And even with the acquisition also of Jason Richardson things have somewhat gotten back on an even keel. But the player himself has proven what those within the league have known all along. He’s something of a knucklehead. He’s been suspended for one game by the team after a traffic incident that’s somewhat disturbing.
They’re still the same offensive minded team and albeit that Porter was brought in to put some defensive toughness into the team. The same old persona remains on a team that’s still trying to find a new identity. Kerr for his part hasn’t really provided the fans with a sound explanation as to the travails of the team. But one would dare believe that the fans themselves must’ve been baying for his blood upon the announcement that Terry Porter had been fired. Never mind the fact that he’s offered no specifics other than to suggest that the team is now going in another direction. As to what direction might be is open to a great deal of debate and conjecture.