The Phoenix Suns are a Phoenix, Arizona based professional basketball team. Phoenix Suns are also the members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Their home arena since the year 1992 has been the United States Airways Center in downtown Phoenix.
The Suns have been generally successful since they began playing as an expansion team in the year 1968. During forty-one years of play, Phoenix Suns have posted eighteen fifty-win seasons, and made eight trips to the Western Conference Finals, at the same time advancing to the NBA Finals in the year 1976 and 1993.
Despite forty years of success, unfortunately the Suns have never won an NBA Championship. They were one of two franchises who join the NBA at the start of the 1968�69 season, along with the Milwaukee Bucks. Suns were the first major professional basketball franchise in the state of Arizona, and was the only one for 20 years until the Cardinals of the National Football League relocated from St. Louis in the year 1988. The Phoenix Suns played its first 24 seasons at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum which is located west of downtown Phoenix. The franchise was made by an ownership group led by local businessmen Karl Eller, Don Pitt, Don Diamond, and Richard Bloch, and Andy Williams the entertainer was also part of the group.