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The man behind Phoenix's latest fiasco

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08:00 AM ET 01.23 | The Suns managed to turn an interim coach announcement into a P.R. nightmare, followed by reports of a heated exchange between Lance Blanks and Jermaine O'Neal. What did owner Robert Sarver expect? He hired a team president and a general manager in Lon Babby and [Blanks], respectively, who never had held those positions before. ... Combine that with an owner who had been a wildly successful businessman but never in the sports arena and you have a concoction that is a recipe for failure. Any of those situations individually aren't a bad thing. Babby went to Yale law school and Blanks paid his dues as a player, scout and assistant general manager. Throw them together, however, and the odds are stacked against success. Sarver has only himself to blame.

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January 23, 2013  08:22 AM ET

I here I thought Jermaine O'Neal and his tiny head was the man behind the fiasco

January 23, 2013  08:24 AM ET

Whoops, I meant to say And here I thought!

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January 23, 2013  09:05 AM ET

waive him then, he deserves to be on a contender.

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January 23, 2013  10:14 AM ET

The Flaming Chicken Is Not Rising From Its Ashes, Bros.

January 23, 2013  10:23 AM ET

Sarver has turned what was once a proud and continually playoff bound team into a complete laughingstock.

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