Lon Babby, Suns agree to two-year deal

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The Phoenix Suns and team President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby have agreed to a new contract to continue together in the team’s rebuilding process. Babby was in the final season of his contract and with just eight games left in their forgettable 2012-13 season.

“Lon has led our front office during this important transition period for the organization and he has my full support as we continue to rebuild,” said Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver.

“I greatly appreciate the faith that Robert Sarver and the entire Suns organization have demonstrated with this new contract,” said Babby. “We have begun the heavy lifting needed to rebuild our team. While the transition is often painful, I am entirely confident that we are taking the necessary steps to regain elite NBA status. I fully embrace the opportunity to continue on that path.”

Babby is the fourth basketball president in Suns franchise history and was first brought on by the team on July 20, 2010 after spending 35 years practicing as an attorney in Washington D.C. where he made a name for himself in sports and contract negotiations.

The new two-year deal keeps Babby in current position through the 2014-15 season.

A born and bred Arizonan, Jared has had great passion for the hometown teams all his life. He now channel's that passion into covering the pro, college and high school teams around the state as a Multimedia Reporter for Sports360AZ.