Entries Tagged as 'Lon Babby'

Phoenix Suns set on becoming ‘elite,’ need another star

April 19th, 2014 · 26 Comments

PHOENIX — In their first full season with the Phoenix Suns, GM Ryan McDonough and head coach Jeff Hornacek took the team from bad to good. As miraculous as that task seems when considering where the franchise stood 12 months ago, their next job might be even tougher: making this good team elite. But with […]

[

Tags: Eric Bledsoe · Future · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Ryan McDonough · Trades

Eric Bledsoe ready to make ‘big things happen’ in Phoenix

July 11th, 2013 · 18 Comments

PHOENIX — “I’m in!!!” After reading the two-word tweet from fellow teammate and six-time All-Star Chris Paul on July 1, Eric Bledsoe knew what that meant for his basketball future in Tinseltown. He was out. With the cyber writing literally on the wall, the 23-year-old guard understood that as a highly-coveted asset, playing in Paul’s […]

[

Tags: Eric Bledsoe · Goran Dragic · Jared Dudley · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Ryan McDonough

Suns GM McDonough: Focus is on hiring best head coach available

May 9th, 2013 · 22 Comments

PHOENIX — Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough made one thing very clear at an introductory press conference Thursday: his focus is on hiring a new head coach first and foremost. And at least from what was said inside US Airways Center, it looks like the search will be his to lead. “I’m going to […]

[

Tags: Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns News · Ryan McDonough

Babby on the GM hunt; Hunter remains coaching candidate

April 24th, 2013 · 36 Comments

Lon Babby wasn’t ducking the truth on Tuesday when he met with the media to discuss the decision by the franchise to part ways with general manager Lance Blanks. That only means the pressure is all on choosing the right replacement. “I don’t for one minute absolve myself from the responsibilities and decisions that we’ve […]

[

Tags: Lance Blanks · Lindsey Hunter · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns News

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 […]

[

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

3-on-3: Good or bad, Lon Babby’s extension shows Suns will see process through

April 3rd, 2013 · 49 Comments

Lon Babby received a two-year contract extension on Tuesday as Suns owner Robert Sarver gave the go-ahead for Babby and front-office mate Lance Blanks to see their rebuilding process through. While the unscientific analysis of fan reaction to the move appears to be hedging aggressively toward the negative side, I hosted a three-on-three of VotS […]

[

Tags: Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns Analysis