PHOENIX, Arizona — The Phoenix Suns announced that they have handed over the general manager duties to Vice President of Basketball Operations James Jones and Assistant General Manager Trevor Bukstein.
Jones will manage basketball operations including oversight of coaches, players and staff, while Bukstein will be the primary contact for player transactions.
The promotion comes after the Suns announced that they have relieved Ryan McDonough of his role as general manager, effective immediately.
“After much thought and a long evaluation of our basketball operations, I have decided to relieve Ryan McDonough of his duties as general manager of the Phoenix Suns,” said Suns Managing Partner, Robert Sarver. “Our focus in the short term is to prepare for the upcoming NBA season and to continue pursuing opportunities to strengthen our roster. Over the course of the season, we will explore both internal and external options as we look to restructure our basketball front office leadership. On behalf of the entire organization, I want to thank Ryan for his efforts and contributions during his five-plus years with the Suns. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”
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— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) 8 oktober 2018