The Info List - Robert Sarver

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1 Early life and education 2 Career

2.1 Phoenix Suns 2.2 Rangers 2.3 RCD Mallorca

3 Personal life 4 References

Early life and education[edit] Sarver was born in Tucson
to Irene and Jack Sarver.[1] His father was a prominent Tucson
businessman, banker and hotel developer (the elder Sarver built the Aztec Inn, the Plaza International Hotel (now an Aloft Hotel) at Speedway and Campbell in Tucson
in the early 1970s,[2] built and operated the Tucson
area Howard Johnson's
Howard Johnson's
locations, and headed a local savings and loan). Jack Sarver died of a heart attack in 1979; Robert Sarver
Robert Sarver
would eventually donate to his alma mater, the University of Arizona, funds to its heart research center, which in 1998 was renamed the Sarver Heart Center in honor of his father.[3] At age 16, he went to work for his father's company, American Savings and Loan.[4] Sarver is a 1979 graduate of Sabino High School in Tucson
and a 1982 graduate of the University of Arizona
University of Arizona
with a bachelor's degree in business administration.[4] In 1983, Sarver became a certified public accountant.[4] Career[edit] In 1984, Sarver founded the National Bank of Tucson
(which he expanded statewide and change the name to the National Bank of Arizona).[4] In 1990, he co-founded the real estate company Southwest Value Partners with Millard Seldin.[4] In 1994, he sold the National Bank of Arizona, then the largest independent bank in the state, to Zions Bancorporation.[4] In 1995, Southwest Value Partners purchased the Emerald Plaza in San Diego.[4] In 1995, he acquired Grossmont Bank, one of San Diego's largest community banks. Grossmont was also sold to Zions Bancorporation
Zions Bancorporation
in 1997.[5] In 2004, his jointly owned real estate firm, Southwest Value Partners, sold the Emerald Plaza and two other San Diego
San Diego
office buildings to Santa Ana real estate firm, Triple Net Properties, for $274.5 million.[6] In 1998, he led Zions Bancorporation's acquisition of Sumitomo Bank of California.[4] In 2003, he became chairman, president, and CEO of Western Alliance Bancorporation.[4][7] Phoenix Suns[edit] A lifelong sports fan, Sarver's quest to purchase an NBA team began with a conversation with University of Arizona
University of Arizona
basketball coach Lute Olson. Olson referred Sarver to Steve Kerr, a former player at Arizona and a 15-year NBA veteran, to assist him in buying an NBA franchise. In 2004, he purchased the Suns for a record $401 million.[4] In October 2016, Robert Sarver
Robert Sarver
was also ranked as the worst owner in the NBA by ESPN.[8] Rangers[edit] On the 8th January 2015, Robert Sarver
Robert Sarver
offered £20 million for control of Scottish football side Rangers Football Club, having previously had a bid of £18 million turned down a couple of weeks earlier. The second offer was also rejected, and Sarver ended his pursuit to buy Rangers. RCD Mallorca[edit] On the 4th January 2016, Robert Sarver
Robert Sarver
bought RCD Mallorca, a Spanish second division football team for €20.000.000. Personal life[edit] In 1996, he married Penny Sanders,[4] a Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
native; they have three sons: Max (b. 1998), Jake (b. 2000), and Zach (b. 2001).[9] They live in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Sarver sits on the Board of Trustees of the Sarver Heart Center (Tucson), which he helped build in memory of his late father, who was among the first in an experimental group to undergo bypass surgery. The Sarver Center is affiliated with the University of Arizona
University of Arizona
and houses over 40 physicians and researchers dedicated to fight heart disease.[9] Sarver plays golf, tennis, and volleyball and enjoys going to California
in his spare time.[citation needed] References[edit]

^ "Wandering Jews: Former Tucsonans thrive in new locales – Robert Sarver". Arizona Jewish Post. September 15, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2017.  ^ Arizona Daily Star article on the former Plaza International Hotel, built by Robert Sarver's father[dead link] ^ Sarver Heart Center bio on Robert Sarver
Robert Sarver
Archived 2008-08-21 at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Rivera, Steve (April 23, 2005). "Having a Blast". Tucson
Citizen. Retrieved November 30, 2017.  ^ Campbell, Joel (July 8, 1997). "Zions to add San Diego
San Diego
bank and Oakland finance firm". Deseret News. Retrieved November 30, 2017.  ^ Southwest Value Partners: "Three Downtown Towers are Sold for $274 Million" June 17, 2004. Retrieved November 30, 2017. ^ Wiles, Russ (April 6, 2011). "Suns' Sarver is first and foremost a banker". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved November 30, 2017.  ^ Hanna-Riggs, Scott (October 20, 2016). " Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
Franchise, Owner Robert Sarver
Robert Sarver
Voted Worst in NBA". valleyofthesuns.com. Retrieved November 30, 2017.  ^ a b University of Arizona
University of Arizona
Sarver Heart Center: "The Sarver Family" Retrieved November 30, 2017.

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Hall of Famers

Charles Barkley Jerry Colangelo Gail Goodrich Connie Hawkins Grant Hill
Grant Hill
(To be inducted in September 2018) Dennis Johnson Gus Johnson Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd
(To be inducted in September 2018) Ann Meyers Steve Nash
Steve Nash
(To be inducted in September 2018) Shaquille O'Neal Pat Riley Charlie Scott
Charlie Scott
(To be inducted in September 2018) Rick Welts (To be inducted in September 2018)

Key personnel

Owner Robert Sarver President & CEO Jason Rowley General Manager & President of Basketball Operations Ryan McDonough Vice President of Basketball Operations James Jones Director of Player Personnel Mark West Head Coach Jay Triano
Jay Triano
(interim) Voice of the Suns Al McCoy

Western Conference Championships (2)

1976 1993

Pacific Division Championships (6)

1981 1993 1995 2005 2006 2007


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Phoenix Mercury

Founded in 1997 Based in Phoenix, Arizona


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Cheryl Miller Cynthia Cooper Linda Sharp John Shumate Carrie Graf Paul Westhead Corey Gaines Russ Pennell Sandy Brondello


Owner: Jerry Colangelo Robert Sarver

General Manager: Cheryl Miller Seth Sulka Ann Meyers-Drysdale Corey Gaines Amber Cox Jason Rowley


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Playoff appearances

1997 1998 2000 2007 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014 2017

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1998 2007 2009 2014

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2007 2009 2014


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Jerry Reinsdorf (Chicago Bulls) Dan Gilbert (Cleveland Cavaliers) Tom Gores (Detroit Pistons) Herbert Simon (Indiana Pacers) Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry (Milwaukee Bucks)


Tony Ressler (Atlanta Hawks) Michael Jordan
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Ted Leonsis
(Washington Wizards)

Western Conference


Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban
(Dallas Mavericks) Tilman Fertitta
Tilman Fertitta
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Ann Walton Kroenke (Denver Nuggets) Glen Taylor
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Peter Guber and Joe Lacob (Golden State Warriors) Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
(Los Angeles Clippers) Jeanie Buss
Jeanie Buss
(Los Angeles Lakers) Robert Sarver
Robert Sarver
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