Entries Tagged as 'Lon Babby'

Phoenix Suns in no hurry to make a splash, plan on ‘disciplined’ approach to rebuilding team into a contender

May 3rd, 2012 · 43 Comments

PHOENIX — Lon Babby wants the Phoenix Suns to be an elite team. To him, that defines a squad “that’s going to legitimately compete for championships every year.” “That’s what we aspire to, that’s what we work towards every single day that we’re here,” he said. In actuality, the Suns are a .500 team after […]

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Babby talks Steve Nash’s future and five reasons why he wasn’t traded

May 2nd, 2012 · 7 Comments

PHOENIX — For an hour on Wednesday afternoon, Phoenix Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby talked with the local media about everything from this past season to the future ahead. We’ll be breaking down a number of issues, but let’s get to the pressing matters first. Steve Nash is that pressing matter, and Babby […]

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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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10 ways the labor agreement impacts the Phoenix Suns

December 1st, 2011 · 22 Comments

This past year NBA front offices were stuck in limbo in that they could only evaluate each potential decision based on the current system, not the system those decisions would end up impacting. With the lockout all but over, those poor general managers now have a road map by which to base future decisions. Now […]

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Phoenix Suns face three options with Steve Nash that will determine their future direction

July 25th, 2011 · 29 Comments

Lon Babby has crunched the numbers, and rebuilding just doesn’t make sense. According to The Arizona Republic, Babby and the Suns have determined that conference finalists that tear down and launch a “massive rebuilding project” take an average of a decade to get back to that level. Such an analysis shows why Babby seems to […]

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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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