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James Jones expected to continue as Suns' GM next season

Published April 29, 2024 at 6:08 PM

While the Phoenix Suns face potential changes following their disappointing playoff exit, President of Basketball Operations James Jones seems poised to remain unaffected. According to reports from Shams Charania and Doug Haller of The Athletic, Jones will retain his position despite the team's sweep by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the playoffs.

However, speculation suggests that Coach Frank Vogel might not share the same fate, potentially facing replacement after just one season with the franchise. Jones has played a pivotal role in significant roster moves, orchestrating high-profile acquisitions such as Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, and Bradley Beal.

Despite their previous trip to the NBA Finals in 2021, the Suns fell short of claiming the championship title for the first time in franchise history. Under the ownership of Mat Ishbia, the team has made substantial investments, although the extent of Jones's and Ishbia's involvement in acquiring players like Durant and Beal remains unclear.

Following their playoff elimination, the Suns now confront a critical offseason, navigating decisions about roster composition and championship aspirations. Despite uncertainties surrounding other key personnel, it appears that Jones will remain a fixture within the organization.

Source Hoopswire : Suns Expected To Retain James Jones
Source Sports Illustrated : Suns GM Expected to Return Next Season
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James Jones expected to continue as Suns' GM next season

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