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  • 1. 

    In a name contest for the Phoenix team, which name wasn't one of the entries?

    • A.

      Cougars

    • B.

      Mavericks

    • C.

      Wranglers

    • D.

      Spurs

    Correct Answer
    D. Spurs
    Explanation
    The name "Spurs" wasn't one of the entries in the name contest for the Phoenix team.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the first player to win Rookie of the Year as a member of the Phoenix Suns?

    • A.

      Alvan Adams

    • B.

      Walter Davis

    • C.

      Tom Chambers

    • D.

      Charles Barkley

    Correct Answer
    A. Alvan Adams
    Explanation
    Alvan Adams was the first player to win Rookie of the Year as a member of the Phoenix Suns. This means that when he was a rookie, he had the best performance among all the rookies in the league while playing for the Suns. This achievement is significant because it showcases Adams' exceptional skills and impact on the team during his first year in the NBA.

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  • 3. 

    Which former member of the Phoenix Suns was known as "Thunder Dan"?

    • A.

      Danny Manning

    • B.

      Dan Majerle

    • C.

      Mike D'Antonio

    • D.

      Danny Ainge

    Correct Answer
    B. Dan Majerle
    Explanation
    Dan Majerle was known as "Thunder Dan" during his time as a member of the Phoenix Suns. This nickname was given to him due to his explosive style of play and his ability to make thunderous dunks. Majerle was a fan favorite and became synonymous with the Suns during his tenure with the team.

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  • 4. 

    Which player was traded from the Phoenix Suns to acquire Charles Barkley?

    • A.

      Andrew Lang

    • B.

      Michael Cage

    • C.

      Kevin Johnson

    • D.

      Richard Dumas

    Correct Answer
    A. Andrew Lang
    Explanation
    Andrew Lang was traded from the Phoenix Suns to acquire Charles Barkley.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following players became a member of the Phoenix Suns due to a Charles Barkley trade?

    • A.

      Danny Manning

    • B.

      Steve Nash

    • C.

      Robert Horry

    • D.

      Alvan Adams

    Correct Answer
    C. Robert Horry
    Explanation
    Robert Horry became a member of the Phoenix Suns due to a Charles Barkley trade.

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  • 6. 

    What was former Phoenix Suns head coach Cotton Fitzsimmons' real first name?

    • A.

      Lowell

    • B.

      Leon

    • C.

      Howell

    • D.

      Noel

    Correct Answer
    A. Lowell
    Explanation
    The former Phoenix Suns head coach Cotton Fitzsimmons' real first name was Lowell.

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  • 7. 

    Who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2004 for his impact on the Phoenix Suns?

    • A.

      Jerry Colangelo

    • B.

      Robert Sarver

    • C.

      Cotton Fitzsimmons

    • D.

      Charles Barkley

    Correct Answer
    A. Jerry Colangelo
    Explanation
    Jerry Colangelo was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2004 for his impact on the Phoenix Suns. As the owner and executive of the Suns for many years, Colangelo played a significant role in transforming the team into a successful franchise. Under his leadership, the Suns experienced numerous playoff appearances and reached the NBA Finals in 1976. Colangelo's contributions to the Suns organization and his overall impact on the sport of basketball earned him the recognition and induction into the Hall of Fame.

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  • 8. 

    Phoenix Suns Amare Stoudemire would've attended which university if he hadn't entered the draft?

    • A.

      Florida State

    • B.

      Memphis

    • C.

      Arizona

    • D.

      Florida

    Correct Answer
    B. Memphis
    Explanation
    Amare Stoudemire would have attended Memphis University if he hadn't entered the draft.

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  • 9. 

    Who was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the 22nd pick in the 1979 draft?

    • A.

      Kyle Macy

    • B.

      Tom Chambers

    • C.

      Walter Davis

    • D.

      Alvan Adams

    Correct Answer
    A. Kyle Macy
    Explanation
    Kyle Macy was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the 22nd pick in the 1979 draft.

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  • 10. 

    Which former member of the Phoenix Suns attended the University of Arkansas?

    • A.

      Kyle Macy

    • B.

      Charles Barkley

    • C.

      Oliver Miller

    • D.

      Steve Kerr

    Correct Answer
    C. Oliver Miller
    Explanation
    Oliver Miller is the correct answer because he is the only former member of the Phoenix Suns who attended the University of Arkansas. Kyle Macy attended the University of Kentucky, Charles Barkley attended Auburn University, and Steve Kerr attended the University of Arizona. Therefore, Oliver Miller is the only option that matches the given criteria.

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