Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Suns To Hire Babby As Head Of Basketball Ops
League sources have said player agent Lon Babby will be the next leader of the Suns' basketball operations, perhaps as a president.
Babby has represented both Hedo Turkoglu and until recently, Childress.
So is it like "Hey, if you can get us Hedo and Childress, we'll put you in charge of our entire organization"?
As Grant Hill's agent, he'd been rumored as a candidate for the GM job - I'm sure his connections to Hedo and Childress didn't hurt his case.
Also, while it's unprecedented, I don't see a huge leap in transitioning from Agent to a GM or President of Bball Ops - both require the ability to juggle player egos while having a knowledge of financial workings, albeit from the opposite end of the spectrum. The question is, does Babby have the foresight and ability to put together a complimentary squad? I guess we'll find out.