Saturday , Jan , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Mike D’Antoni to Phoenix Suns: No Headbands

A day after his team scored 13 points in the first quarter against the struggling Seattle SuperSonics, Mike D’Antoni recommended significant changes, starting at the top.

"Our offense was so bad it was mind-boggling," the Suns coach said. "I really think it was the headbands. We’re going without them. Whoever made that decision should be fired."

Managing Partner Robert Sarver wasn’t at Friday’s practice, but that may have just been a coincidence. The Suns wore orange headbands for a retro celebration Thursday, but D’Antoni said he told his team to ditch them after the first quarter, so fans shouldn’t expect a repeat fashion show Saturday against the Hornets at US Airways Center. [Click here for more from]