The Phoenix Suns have narrowed their search to three finalists to become their General Manager after the release of Lance Blanks. According to Yahoo Sports, they want to move quickly on the hire so that the new executive can start the franchise’s coaching search and prepare for the NBA Draft in June.
Why are we bringing you news on the Phoenix Suns? Well one of the finalists works for the Spurs’ front office, Scott Layden.
Layden has been a GM for the Utah Jazz and New York Knicks. After returning as an assistant coach with the Jazz, Layden was hired as San Antonio’s assistant GM a year ago. For seven years in the 1990s – which included five 50-victory seasons – Layden was the Jazz’s top basketball executive and won the NBA’s executive of the year award for the 1994-95 season.
Surprised? One should not be. When their is an opening either on the coaching ranks, or even the front office, the San Antonio Spurs are always approached. Teams want to get inside track on what makes San Antonio as successful as they are.
This story is developing. We will bring you more news on whether Layden has received the job and if he can bring resurrect the Phoenix Suns.