Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 4/2/13
PHOENIX Lon Babby has a new two-year contract to stay on as Suns president of basketball operations through 2014-15. The team announced a contract extension on Tuesday. 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. Babby, 62, was named the fourth basketball president in franchise history on July 20, 2010, after almost 35 years as a practicing attorney and player representative. He had led the team's basketball operations during a youth-based transition period. During his tenure, the Suns have drafted Markieff Morris and Kendall Marshall, traded for or signed Goran Dragic, Marcin Gortat, Wesley Johnson, P.J. Tucker, Marcus Morris adn Michael Beasley, and accumulated 10 draft picks (six first round, four second round) to be used in the next three drafts. 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.
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