Suns name Blanks new GM

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, Last Updated: 10:04 AM ET

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns named Lance Blanks the new general manager on Thursday.

"After a thorough search, we believe we have found the perfect choice to serve as our general manager," said Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby. "Lance Blanks is a first-rate talent evaluator, basketball executive and person. We are thrilled he will be joining the Phoenix Suns."

Blanks brings playing experience and a 10-year track record in the front offices of Cleveland and San Antonio to the Valley of the Sun. He was vice president of basketball operations and assistant general manager for the Cavaliers for the last five seasons.

Selected with the 26th overall pick in the 1990 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons, Blank played two seasons in the Motor City and one with the Minnesota Timberwolves.


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