After some speculation that the Phoenix Suns could delay their general manager search in hopes of landing NBA veteran Grant Hill at the position, the team has decided to make the wise decision and went with former Boston Celtics assistant GM Ryan McDonough. The Suns announced their decision on Tuesday afternoon.
Phoenix will hold a press conference on Thursday, May 9, at US Airways Center to officially name McDonough the general manager.
“Ryan distinguished himself among an impressive group of candidates for our GM position,” Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said, via NBA.com. “His natural leadership and communication skills will serve the Suns well. And, his prodigious work ethic and ability to identify talent will enable us to take full advantage of the 10 draft choices, including six in the first round, that we have over the next three years. We welcome his championship pedigree to our organization.”
McDonough spent the past three-years as the Celtics assistant GM and he is believed to be one of the promising young executives in the league.
It is a brilliant hire for the Suns. If they would have gone with a person like Grant Hill that has no experience building a winning team, it would have been a colossal mistake. Instead, they went with one of the best candidates in the entire NBA.
His introductory press conference is expected to be held at approximately 11:30 a.m local time.