Entries Tagged as 'Lance Blanks'

The pressure is on Lance Blanks and Lon Babby in the Phoenix Suns’ offseason of uncertainty

May 1st, 2012 · 39 Comments

Fans of the Phoenix Suns aren’t used to this feeling of uncertainty, one that metaphorically can be explained as a hole leading to the future that’s too dark to make anything out. It’s probably because the Suns haven’t been in this position for a long time. Eight years ago, Bryan Colangelo was the general manager […]

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One year later the jury’s still out on the Suns’ revamped front office, which could make its mark after the lockout

July 23rd, 2011 · 9 Comments

About a year ago at this time Suns owner Robert Sarver laid out a plan to change the structure of the Phoenix Suns’ front office to put specialists in a position of strength. Sarver sees four main duties for a basketball operations department: evaluation, contract negotiation, understanding the collective bargaining agreement and communicating with players. […]

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Lon Babby, Lance Blanks and the Phoenix Suns need a stellar 2011 NBA Draft

June 20th, 2011 · 16 Comments

The Phoenix Suns desperately need to hit a home run with the 13th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, not just for the team’s slowly dwindling future, but for its oft-criticized front office as well. Ever since Lon Babby and Lance Blanks joined forces to replace Steve Kerr, there have been very few victories in terms of […]

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Lance Blanks: ‘Up front we need to get better’

June 10th, 2011 · 11 Comments

PHOENIX — Lance Blanks did not give away many secrets in his first media availability in advance of the June 23 NBA Draft. As Blanks put it, would Alvin Gentry publicly discuss his last play call to finish a game? But the Suns’ general manager did reiterate two of the Suns’ biggest needs that may […]

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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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