Jeff Bower Expected To Join Suns’ Front Office

APRIL 10: The Suns are expected to officially name Bower their senior VP of basketball operations within the next day or two, reports John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7.

APRIL 6: Former Pistons and Hornets GM Jeff Bower is being strongly considered for a front-office role with the Suns, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Bower may join the organization next week, Woj adds, as owner Robert Sarver has begun telling other candidates that they’re no longer being considered.

Bower appears headed for a “senior advising role,” with interim GM James Jones remaining in charge of the front office and retaining the power to make decisions. Jones has been part of the interview process, along with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, league sources tell Wojnarowski. The Suns have been operating without an official GM since dismissing Ryan McDonough in October before the season began.

Bower spent four years with the Pistons before he and coach/executive Stan Van Gundy were fired last May. He has been in the NBA for two decades and served as interim coach of the Hornets during the 2009/10 season.

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9 thoughts on “Jeff Bower Expected To Join Suns’ Front Office

  1. Stat

    The Suns are bringing in the genius behind the recent Pistons to turn the team around? This seems like part of their tanking strategy for 2020

    • L Lawliet

      He did get blake griffin for soon to be highly paid but not an all nba player tobias harris and avery bradley who is barely average now. Also a pick which is SGA who may turn out to be a really good pg down the line. But griffin will be all nba this year. And gives the pistons hope of a contending team with a few more pieces. Maybe the best thing he did as pistons gm. But still very commendable.

  2. Yep it is

    Server is absolutely clueless. Oh how he has destroyed this franchise.

  3. Richard Hangslow

    3 simple rules to be an NBA GM, 1) Accumulate as many draft picks as possible, 2) Don’t mistake talent for competitor, 3) Don’t give out franchise killing contracts to non franchise players. You’re welcome, I’m available.

      • Richard Hangslow

        Just because you’re talented doesn’t mean you have the drive to win. I.E. Melo, McGrady, Wall, Wiggins, KAT, Griffin, Holiday, Booker, LaVine, Conley, Howard etc…

        • L Lawliet

          Using this logic there is onlt one good player to draft every 2-3 years. Many people can win in the right sitiation. Out of the guys you names many if not all could gave won in the right kind of team situation and still may.

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