Goats defecated all over ex-Suns GM Ryan McDonough’s office in Robert Sarver stunt gone bad
Ryan McDonough’s tenure as the general manager of the Phoenix Suns brings plenty of grim memories, but none more symbolic than a stunt by owner Robert Sarver gone terribly wrong.
ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz shared an anecdote from McDonough’s time as an executive, one that perhaps proves as the most Suns-themed gaffe, given their lengthy stint at the bottom of the standings in recent years:
Four years after naming McDonough general manager, Sarver acquired some live goats from a Diana Taurasi event at Talking Stick Resort Arena and planted them upstairs in McDonough’s office. The stunt was both a practical joke and an inspirational message — the Suns should find a GOAT of their own, one who dominates like Taurasi. The goats, unaware of their metaphorical connotation, proceeded to defecate all over McDonough’s office.
Getting sh*t on by the owner of the team, metaphorically speaking, had to be one of McDonough’s new lows, even if it was completely unintentional and brought forth in good faith.
While the sentiment was candid, none of the other 29 owners in the league are looking for these motivational animals to do their bidding, most taking action by way of acquisitions and putting the right people at the helm of their front office.
The Suns replaced McDonough early this season, firing him before the start of the 2018-19 campaign and naming former NBA forward James Jones to his post — one he could soon lose, as the Suns have once again failed to meet expectations.