Entries from April 2013

Lance Blanks’ tenure as Suns GM: A review

April 23rd, 2013 · 15 Comments

When the Phoenix Suns fired general manager Lance Blanks on Monday, it perhaps wasn’t a shock considering president of basketball ops Lon Babby had signed a contract extension that didn’t line up with the end of his front office-mate’s deal. It was, however, surprising because Blanks and Babby’s futures were always seemingly intertwined. Now they’re […]

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Lance Blanks’ funniest quotes

April 23rd, 2013 · 17 Comments

Looking back on Lance Blanks and his role as general manager of the Phoenix Suns, let the record show that there’s no reason to think that all of the below quotes are all that ridiculous. Some are simply coming from a guy with a high-pressure job who wants to win. With help from Michael Schwartz’s […]

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Phoenix Suns season review: The storm after the calm

April 22nd, 2013 · 31 Comments

In 2012-13, the Phoenix Suns got it so wrong, they actually got it right. That is of course, if the next move is to actually rebuild. Over the previous two seasons, team management assembled rosters that were fairly entertaining and more or less competitive for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. Both playoff […]

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Tags: Goran Dragic · Jared Dudley · Lindsey Hunter · Lon Babby · Michael Beasley · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns Recap

Lance Blanks leaves the Phoenix Suns

April 22nd, 2013 · 56 Comments

In a shocking turn as we enter the summer, the Phoenix Suns and general manager Lance Blanks are going their separate ways, the team announced Monday in a press release. Blanks and the team had a parting of ways in their words, but it’s no secret that the move is a result of rumbling disappointment […]

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VotS Live: Postseason edition

April 21st, 2013 · 13 Comments

To start – A general overview of what went wrong 6:10 – On Goran Dragic’s season 10:15 – Kendall Marshall’s development 15:45 – Most disappointing thing in general 23:10 – The Wes Johnson – Shannon Brown debacle 27:10 – Who are “untouchables,” so to speak? 32:20 – Getting into free agency talk and how quickly […]

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Lindsey Hunter’s status: In defense of the Suns coach

April 20th, 2013 · 29 Comments

It’s hard to break from the belief that Lance Blanks brought Lindsey Hunter to the Phoenix Suns to eventually become the coach. And while I often don’t jump on board with the argument of “he’s not the new front office’s guy,” Alvin Gentry probably wasn’t Blanks’ man. Gentry was a coach who could connect with […]

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