Suns hire former Spur as new GM


According to ESPN, the Phoenix Suns have hired former San Antonio Spurs’ scout, Lance Blanks, as their new GM:

Lance Blanks was named the new general manager of the Phoenix Suns on Thursday.

Before joining Cleveland, Blanks worked in the scouting department of the San Antonio Spursfor five years. He will become the fifth former member of the Spurs organization to be hires as a general manager in recent years, joining Ferry, ex-Blazers GM Kevin Pritchard, Oklahoma City’s Sam Presti and New Orleans GM Dell Demps.

With another former Spurs’ front-office member joining the ranks of general managers, this demonstrates the value other NBA teams see in the Spurs system. It’s the winning formula which has produced four NBA titles which other teams desire to tap into.

To say the Spurs really are a wealth of NBA front-office talent would be an understatement.