The Associated Press
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a new two-year contract for president of basketball operations Lon Babby.
“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. The new contract runs through the 2014-2015 season.
“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.”
The Suns are in the midst of one of the worst seasons in their history, with a 23-51 record that is the worst in the Western Conference.
Babby, a highly successful sports agent for much of his career, has headed the Suns' basketball operations since June 2010.