The Phoenix Suns are based in Phoenix, Arizona. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the NBA and the only team in their division not to be based in California. Their home arena since 1992 has been the US Airways Center, which was formerly known as America West Arena, in downtown Phoenix. The Arena is often referred to as the “Purple Palace” due to its purple seats.
The Suns have been a generally successful team since they began play as an expansion team in 1968, owning the NBA’s fourth-best all-time winning percentage, winning 56 percent of its games, as of the end of the 2009–2010 season. In forty-two years of play, they have posted nineteen fifty-win seasons, making nine trips to the Western Conference Finals, and advanced to the NBA Finals in 1976 and 1993.
Despite four decades of success, the Suns have never won an NBA Championship.
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