Phoenix Suns in search for new GM, Chief Talent Officer

Today, the Phoenix Suns released a statement that Lance Blanks has left the organization.

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Babby on last 3 years, "lucky" to be here

It took three years to achieve - three years longer than anyone including Suns Prez Lon Babby wanted - but with Ryan McDonough he finally has the front office working the way he envisioned when he took the job.

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Maverick McDonough Is Moving Plan Into Action

When one door closes another opens as the Phoenix Suns are making bold, aggressive moves this off-season accelerating the re-building process faster than anyone could have anticipated...

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Battle of the GMs - Ding, Ding it's Round One!

The fanfare is often loudest when a brand, spanking new employee is introduced to the masses. On that day, the new employee has no faults, only strengths and potential. Lance Blanks was lauded, as is Ryan McDonough. Who really won the day?

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Ryan McDonough's Impressive Entourage

One of the more underplayed elements of Ryan McDonough is the company he keeps. People consistently get lamented for their entourage, but praise has to be given when necessary.

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Babby, McDonough: "Wildly Praised" #killingit

The Phoenix Suns have taken big step #2 of the offseason and once again "nailed it" with the hire of 33-year old Ryan McDonough to replace departed GM Lance Blanks.

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Ryan McDonough new Suns GM!

The search is over! The rose has been handed to Boston's Ryan McDonough to replace Lance Blanks as the new Phoenix Suns General Manager.

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Suns waiting on Hill?

As the Suns go through their rolodex of potential candidates for the GM to replace Lance Blanks, we now get a report that Phoenix wants to give Grant Hill a chance at the job.

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McDonough making charge to finish line

Per azcentral.com's Paul Coro, it looks like a two-man race between Jeff Weltman and Ryan McDonough for the Phoenix Suns General Manager position.

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Coro: McDonough rising to top

His background is more in the mold of a Sam Presti, the Oklahoma City GM who was groomed in the San Antonio front office. McDonough does not have a player’s background but has shown acumen for the advanced metrics that the Suns want to emphasize after making investments toward that in the past year. He is known for his work ethic and his parts in drafting Avery Bradley and making a draft-day trade with the Suns to get Rajon Rondo.

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Barkley "auditioning"? Hornacek a candidate?

Lon Babby said last week that he wanted to pay more respect to the Suns tradition, to the Suns loyalists, than they had done in the past three years. Would the hiring of Charles Barkley and Jeff Hornacek fit that bill?

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Report: Three Finalists, including Ryan McDonough

Adrian Wojnarowski has much better sources than I do. Really, better than anyone. Apparently, the Suns search is down to three: Boston Asst GM Ryan McDonough, Milwaukee Asst GM Jeff Weltman and Spurs Asst GM Scott Layden.

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Babby hopes for new GM within days

Per Lon Babby, President of Basketball Operations, the Phoenix Suns hope to hire their new General Manager within the next few days.

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Sarver selling? Weltman for GM job? Wow!

Ric Bucher is no longer ESPN's version of Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski but that doesn't mean he's not still well-connected in NBA circles and his reputation as a reliable pro gives this recent rumor more significance. And boy, did he drop some interesting Suns poop.

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Barkley on the Suns GM job

"I don’t know Lon [Babby] and I don’t know Robert [Sarver] that well. Robert has always treated me good, but the notion that I will let Lon and Robert tell me about basketball players that’s not going to happen. I can tell you that right now."

Charles Barkley talks Suns GM opening, needing "another challenge" | Pros2Preps.com
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Babby lays down the law for Suns

Phoenix Suns President of Basketball Operations held a press conference to discuss the dismissal of GM Lance Blanks and where the team goes from here.

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Could Grant Hill be the savior?

Now that Lance Blanks has been shown the door, the Phoenix Suns begin the process of finding a capable leader to rebuild this proud franchise from the ashes. The initial list of names is very intriguing.

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One big step taken, but the biggest still to come

Lon Babby has taken a big step - admitting a problem and removing that problem from the equation. Now he has to take an even bigger step: finding a qualified replacement who will rebuild the Phoenix Suns.

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