It’s official, and it might be considered a best-case scenario. The Phoenix Suns announced on Tuesday that Boston Celtics assistant general manager Ryan McDonough is their new GM. John...

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Here's what Lon Babby had to say about the decision to hire Ryan McDonough as the new Phoenix Suns GM.

SUNS NAME MCDONOUGH GENERAL MANAGER | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE PHOENIX SUNS
"Ryan distinguished himself among an impressive group of candidates for our GM position," said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. "His natural leadership and communication skills will serve the Suns well. And, his prodigious work ethic and ability to identify talent will enable us to take full advantage of the 10 draft choices, including six in the first round, that we have over the next three years. We welcome his championship pedigree to our organization."

There will be a press conference on Thursday to introduce McDonough to the Suns fans and media.

Here's an EXTENSIVE profile of McDonough that ran on SB Nation a few weeks ago:

The next generation GM: Ryan McDonough and the Celtics are helping usher in a new age of player evaluation - SBNation.com
McDonough can call up reports on his ever-present iPad of players he’s seen live and broken down on video. As he sifts through his information, he’s cautious against being too high or too low on a player. Scouting isn’t linear. His evaluations are a constant process.

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Update (10:42 a.m.): It’s gone official. Ryan McDonough is in as the Suns GM. Ryan McDonough, the Boston Celtics assistant general manager, appears to be the next Phoenix Suns GM and the...

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Update (10:30 a.m.): John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 620 reports the Suns could hire Boston Celtics assistant GM Ryan McDonough as early as today. Grant Hill is seriously in the mix to become the...

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Take it for what it is: another piece of information in the GM search saga.

Rumblings persist Suns haven't hired GM yet because they remain hopeful Clips' Grant Hill, out of playoffs now, returns to PHX to take job

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 7, 2013

We talked about Hill possibly filling the role a few times before. Talk again.

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