Letter to the Phoenix Suns
To our Friends at the Suns,
I wanted you to know, the day after Steve Nash's trade was announced, we ran a story, "APS wishes Nash well after trade to Los Angeles," on our internal electronic newspaper, APS Newsline. We had several messages we wanted to convey to our employees.
In addition to the story recalling the great years we had with Steve as our spokesman for all things green, John Hatfield, our vice president of communications, is quoted within the following context:
While Nash is headed further west to play with the Los Angeles Lakers, APS looks forward to continuing its long and mutually beneficial relationship with the hometown Suns.
“The Suns and APS have built a strong partnership over the years,” Hatfield said. “We share a successful history in Arizona, and we often work together to support community initiatives. We will continue to be big Suns fans here at APS, and support the team as they position themselves for future success.”
John was speaking for me and for our entire management team. Both APS and the Suns had some memorable years with Steve, and I am proud to call him a friend. But we were with the Suns from Day 1, and together we’ll make more memories.
And I appreciate all the efforts you have taken to keep me and others at APS posted as the events of the last few weeks unfolded. Reading what has been written and said in the media, both Steve and the Suns organization came off as class acts. From our perspective, you couldn’t have handled it any better.
All the best,
Chairman & CEO
Arizona Public Service