Entries from August 2010

Lance Blanks ‘incredibly honored’ to take next step as Phoenix Suns GM

August 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments

PHOENIX — Excuse Lance Blanks if he thinks he’s going to wake up any second now. It doesn’t seem possible that he is now officially the general manager of the Phoenix Suns, taking over for a friend from his San Antonio days in Steve Kerr. “The whole thing is weird,” Blanks said. “I’m going to […]

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Lance Blanks a quality choice for revamped front office, but questions remain

August 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX — When the Phoenix Suns hired Lon Babby to head their basketball operations department, he immediately set out to find a “basketball genius” talent evaluator to complement his front office talents. He also sought out a candidate who would be a great cultural fit, an executive who had been around winning organizations and somebody […]

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Lance Blanks introductory press conference video

August 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Watch the Lance Blanks introductory press conference in it’s entirety below. President of basketball operations Long Babby and head coach Alvin Gentry also answer questions.

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The Phoenix Suns’ small forward brigade

August 24th, 2010 · 6 Comments

It’s become something of a running joke that the Suns are just collecting an army of small forwards to unleash on the league. In fact if they really wanted to they could probably field a “small forward lineup” to go with all the other versatile lineups Schmitz described last week. Such a small forward lineup […]

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The 2009-10 Suns understood The Secret

August 24th, 2010 · 11 Comments

I’m still trudging my way through Bill Simmons’ epic Book of Basketball (which I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys Simmons’ colloquial style), but his chapter on “The Secret” really makes me think of the Suns of yesteryear. In this chapter, Simmons learns from Isiah Thomas that “the secret of basketball is not about […]

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Steve Nash could have made a killing in this market

August 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Amid all the hype about the Summer of 2010 nationally surrounding the LeBron circus and locally about Amare’s defection, we seem to have forgotten that another fairly important member of the Phoenix Suns could have been a free agent this summer: Steve Nash. Nash’s six-year deal signed in 2004 was set to expire last summer, […]

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