October 8, 2018, 12:14 pmRyan McDonoughTeam, Phoenix Suns
The Suns have fired GM Ryan McDonough.
The Suns make the bold move of firing their GM just over a week before the season begins. Interim GM duties will be split between VP of Basketball Ops James Jones and assistant GM Trevor Bukstein. McDonough's Suns looked like a team on the rise in his first year at the helm but it's been a steady decline ever since, with a few misses in the draft lottery and some poor personnel choices leaving a lasting mark on a team that's struggled to develop young talent. He received an extension in July of 2017. Jones and Bukstein will step into serious work, as the Suns continue to look for a veteran point guard on the trade market.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter