Suns Give GM James Jones Much-Deserved Promotion

David Kaestle
James Jones has been promoted by the Phoenix Suns.
James Jones has been promoted by the Phoenix Suns. / Associated Press

As general manager of the Phoenix Suns, James Jones built the team up from a losing squad with some exciting young pieces into a perennial championship contender in just a few short years, all while dealing with an owner who had his own troubling antics going on.

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On Monday, Jones was finally rewarded for his work, being promoted to President of Basketball Operations. While Jones was still the one making deals and signing players as the GM, he will now officially hold the title as the guy in charge of all things basketball within the Suns organization.

Jones quickly transitioned into front-office roles after enjoying a successful playing career from 2003-2017. Always a respected locker room guy with a high basketball IQ, Jones seemed destined to become a successful leader in the sport. Sure enough, that's exactly what happened.

Phoenix is once again off to another great start this season, sitting at 13-6 and the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. While the Suns were unable to repeat as Western Conference champions last year, they're currently tied with the Golden State Warriors for the third-best title odds on FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.

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