Phoenix Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Phoenix Suns that would run through the 2014-2015 NBA season.
“Lon has led our front office during this important transition period for the organization and he has my full support as we continue to rebuild,” Sarver said.
According to reports, the deal was offered to Babby over this past weekend and Babby agreed to the deal earlier today.
“I greatly appreciate the faith that Robert Sarver and the entire Suns organization have demonstrated with this new contract,” said Babby in the statement release. “We have begun the heavy lifting needed to rebuild our team. While the transition is often painful, I am entirely confident that we are taking the necessary steps to regain elite NBA status. I fully embrace the opportunity to continue on that path.”
Babby along with the Suns front-office has taken a lot of heat from the fans as well as the media however Babby hasn’t been the problem.
Prior to the hiring of Suns interim head coach Lindsey Hunter, there were four individuals who had a major say in every decision to be made, owner Robert Sarver, general manager Lance Blanks, former head coach Alvin Gentry and of course Lon Babby.
Babby was reportedly apathetic about the Michael Beasley signing as well as the trade that sent Dragic to Houston in-exchange for Aaron Brooks.
Lon Babby was signed in the summer of 2010 to the Suns president of basketball operations. During his tenure with the Suns, some of Babby’s great moves include the trade for Marcin Gortat, re-signing of Goran Dragic, and accumulation of multiple future first-round draft choices. With the Suns lack of success over the past three seasons both on and off the court it’s tough to acknowledge the solid job Babby has done. If it weren’t for Babby, things could be far, far worse at this point in time.