The Phoenix Suns are an American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The Suns were one of two franchises to join the NBA at the start of the 1968–69 season, alongside the Milwaukee Bucks from Milwaukee. They were the first major professional sports franchise in the Phoenix market and in the entire state of Arizona, and remained the only one for the better part of 20 years. The Suns have won three Western Conference titles (1976, 1993, and 2021). The team has had some notable players throughout its history, including Dick Van Arsdale, Connie Hawkins, Alvan Adams, Paul Westphal, Devin Booker, and Chris Paul. The Suns have had periods of success, including a surprising postseason run in 1976 where they reached the NBA finals, but they have also had periods of struggle, including a drought where they did not make the playoffs from 2010 to 2020. The Suns play their home games at the Footprint Center.