Suns fire GM Ryan McDonough

The Phoenix Suns have fired general manager Ryan McDonough effective immediately. On an interim basis, James Jones, Vice President of Basketball Operations and Trevor Bukstein will assume the role. Jones will handle oversee coaches, players and staff and Bukstein will be in charge of player transactions.

In a press release from the Suns:

“After much thought and a long evaluation of our basketball operations, I have decided to relieve Ryan McDonough of his duties as general manager of the Phoenix Suns,” said Suns Managing Partner, Robert Sarver. “Our focus in the short term is to prepare for the upcoming NBA season and to continue pursuing opportunities to strengthen our roster. Over the course of the season, we will explore both internal and external options as we look to restructure our basketball front office leadership. On behalf of the entire organization, I want to thank Ryan for his efforts and contributions during his five-plus years with the Suns. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”

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