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Phoenix Suns Owner Threatens to Move Team to Las Vegas, Seattle

Phoenix Suns Owner Threatens to Move Team to Las Vegas, Seattle

The statement comes after Laurie Roberts reported on Wednesday that Sarver was threatening to move the Suns to Seattle or Las Vegas if the Phoenix city council doesn't approve a $150M renovation to the Suns' arena.

Despite persistent rumors that the Phoenix Suns are heading elsewhere, owner Robert Sarver is pledging that the team is here to stay.

In the video, Sarver also called himself a "strong proponent' to renovate Talking Stick Resort Arena. In addition, it is important for the Phoenix Suns to build a first-class practice facility, so the players ... can continue to develop".

'We are not in the business of paying taxes to support private enterprise.

Well, fear no longer Suns fans, Sarver is here to tell you that he is absolutely committed to keeping the team in Phoenix.

Phoenix CEO and president Jason Rowley told the Arizona Republic the plan is to look for another arena within the Valley if the city of Phoenix doesn't agree to upgrade Talking Stick Resort Arena.

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If the Phoenix City Council can get four members on board for the arena funding, Sarver would be committed to Phoenix through 2037. "They can support themselves or fail on their own lack of diligence".

"From their inception in 1968, through 2010, the Phoenix Suns were one of the NBA's model franchises", wrote Miller in the petition's description. On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council delayed a vote on a plan renovate the arena until January.

Rogers has a history of challenging the Phoenix City Council. "I want this money repaid in full".

To talk about that, as well as the Suns' arena vote, The Show reached out to Claude Mattox of the firm Molera Alvarez.

ESPN ranked the Suns as the worst franchise in the National Basketball Association in 2016, a distinction it also afforded to Sarver, as he was ranked No. 30 of the league's 30 owners.

The city also anticipates collecting additional fees and rent from the Suns as a result of the proposed renovation - an estimated $60 million over the term of the agreement.