The Phoenix Suns’ Best Season: 1993

The Phoenix Suns and playoff disappointment go together like guns and ammo. You can’t have one without the other. The best regular season of the John MacLeod coaching era in the 1970s and early ’80s came in 1981, where they went 57-25…and lost to the Kansas City Kings, who had gone 40-42 that year. The Mike D’Antoni-coached, Steve Nash-directed Suns of the mid-aughts won 62 games in 2005 and 61 in 2007 and lost in the West finals in ’05 and the second round in ’07. And the 2021 Suns went 51-21 (a 58-24 82-game pace) made the playoffs for …

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