The Phoenix Suns have hired Morgan Cato as the franchise’s assistant general manager and vice president of basketball operations. How to lower tensions?
The Phoenix Suns are coming off a historic season in which they broke the franchise record. They finished the season with a record of 64-18beating their previous record which was 62-20 and well helped by MVP-worthy seasons from Devin Booker et Chris Paul. In the playoffs, the Suns lost in the second round to the Mavericks 4-3. But we told you a few days ago about a new complaint of sexism against the owner of the franchise Robert Sarver after an employee resigned and recounted her nightmare but also a controversy over a cluster within the team during part of the series against the Mavs.
But through all these accusations, the Suns just recruited Morgan Catofirst woman of color to be designated Deputy General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations of the franchise. The first woman to get that job was Kelly Krauskopf with the Pacers, but she wasn’t a black woman. She will therefore assist the GM James Jones and will work with the coach Monty Williams on several fronts, including leadership and coaching development strategy, but also on player engagement and front-office personal operations. Cato is no stranger to the basketball world. Indeed, she was vice president of business operations for the NBA. She was also working on the growth of basketball, including creating programs for young talent, launching the BAL (Basketball Afear League) or the defense of people of color in basketball operations. His recruitment may not be trivial when you know that the Suns are the subject of an investigation by the League because of accusations of sexism and racism. In any case, the Suns are delighted to welcome Morgan Catoas James Jones said:
“We’re thrilled to welcome Morgan to the Suns organization.. With the League, Morgan has played a pivotal role in countless initiatives that have strategically developed the game so that it can be played under the best possible conditions. The addition of his experience and knowledge will allow us to improve in our future basketball operations.”
The Suns are therefore getting a very good person with a lot of experience and knowledge of how basketball works. Morgan Cato will only bring them good and we hope this will ease the tensions around the franchise.
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