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What's in store for the Suns?
For decades, the Phoenix Suns were the most popular sports franchise in the state. Even occasional down years didn't lead to too many fans jumping off the bandwagon.
But as the team gets ready to tip off the 2012-13 season tonight against the Golden State Warriors, there are many more questions than answers.
Who will be the face of the franchise now that Steve Nash is with the Los Angeles Lakers? And will anyone, other than the most die-hard supporters, actually want to watch the Suns play?
For a preview of the season we spoke to Michael Schwartz, founder and chief blogger at Valley of the Suns.