Suns name Bower as SVP, Basketball Operations

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Phoenix Suns have named Jeff Bower as the team’s new Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations. He was most recently the Detroit Pistons GM before being fired by the team on June 1st, 2018. 

He was hired by the Pistons on June 3, 2014. He has 11-years experience as an NBA GM. 

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Bower will work with new Suns general manager James Jones and assistant general manager Trevor Bukstein. Both Jones and Bukstein served as interim GM’s during the 2018-19 season. 

“I’m thrilled to add an individual with Jeff’s experience and basketball acumen to our front office,” said Jones. “Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge in every facet of basketball operations, is of high character and well-respected in league circles, and has a proven track record of influencing organizational success. His expertise in creating and executing a plan will be invaluable as we build our team moving forward.”

Besides being the Pistons GM, he was also the New Orleans Hornets GM. He was the team’s GM from 2005 through 2010. He was the GM when the team went to two playoff appearances in 2008 and 2009. 

He also served as the team’s GM from 2001-2003. The team made five playoff appearances during his tenure as GM.

“I’m extremely appreciative of Robert and James for the opportunity to join the Suns organization,” said Bower. “We have a talented young team with great potential and a bright future ahead, so I’m anxious to get to work supporting James and the Phoenix Suns in every way I can.” 

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