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With new coach, Suns searching for identity

These aren't your run-and-gun Phoenix Suns anymore, but who are they, exactly? This season will be an identity search for the aging Suns, writes Marc Stein.

Originally Published: October 13, 2008
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Two weeks into the new world on what they like to call Planet Orange, where practices are devoted to defense and half-court execution, there are few, if any, reminders of the Phoenix Suns' old mantra.

Nor do the Suns, in their new world, appear to have a single hot suggestion for their next catchy slogan to sum up the team's philosophy.

In these early days?

These Suns -- formerly known as the team that barely practiced and desperately wanted to ...

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