Saturday, March 18, 2006

Fan for Hire Update – We have a winner!

The results are in! After being contacted by six NBA franchises, and carefully going over the responses, I have decided which team is the recipient of my rooting loyalty. The winner is…….the Phoenix Suns!

I received this reply from Karlis Kezbers, Account Experience Specialist, in response to my original e-mail:

John,

Great to hear from you and glad to hear that you are interested in joining the Phoenix Suns. Before we make our offer, I do want to let you know that we always have the best interest of the fan in mind, so may I offer a few suggestions:

1) Join up with a mid level team for three years and buy a half season package. After the third year, nationally state that you are unhappy and want a new deal. This will entice Isiah to call and sign you to an 8 year $120 million dollar deal. (This would be looking out for your best interest financially.)

2) Go overseas for a few years and follow an Italian team. After a couple years, declare yourself eligible for the NBA draft. The Knicks will more than likely pick you in the 2nd round and then lock you up for an 8 year $120 million dollar deal. (looking out for you financially.)

3) Become a Suns fan. We're coming off of a 62 win season, with the MVP of the league, coach of the year, and executive of the year. Currently, without arguably our best player, we are atop of the Pacific Division by 6 games, positioning ourselves to be at least a 3 seed in the Western Conference. We have made moves this season to help us acquire Boris Diaw, Raja Bell, James Jones, and Eddie House. We pride ourselves on putting the best team on the floor, showing top of the line entertainment, and providing the best service in the NBA. (obviously, looking out for your best interest as a fan)


Please let me know if you have any other questions or comments regarding the Suns. We look forward to having you as a lifetime fan!


Note that the Suns were my choice despite not being offered any material goods, i.e. T-Shirts, hats, etc. The outstanding reply was a big part, but these other factors played into my decision:

The team is well managed (again, after witnessing the Dolan/Thomas regime, anything looks good by comparision)

The Suns are consistently competitive.

They will be competitive for the foreseeable future.

They are an entertaining, high energy team.

They’re not run by Isiah Thomas.

Currently, the Suns sit with the #2 seed in the Western Conference, and despite having big problems matchup-wise with San Antonio, are a legitimate threat to take the conference title. Go Suns!
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