Suns president Brad Casper has resigned, reports Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic (via Twitter). Casper plans to focus his time on outside business ventures, including a Dallas-based sports nutrition company where he has served as executive chairman since March 2011.
"I enjoyed my time with the Suns," said Casper. "It was a wonderful opportunity for me, but ultimately serving the Suns while continuing to juggle a portfolio of other business interests became too much. I’m grateful to have worked with so many gifted professionals and I look forward to cheering on the team next season."
Chief Operating Officer Jason Rowley will assume the responsibility of overseeing the Suns' business operations, according to ABC15.com. Prior to being named COO in October 2011, Rowley served as the Suns' senior vice president and general counsel.