Suns extend Babby's contract

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Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - The Phoenix Suns and president of basketball operations Lon Babby agreed to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday.

Babby joined the Suns in that position in July of 2010, succeeding Steve Kerr.

"Lon has led our front office during this important transition period for the organization and he has my full support as we continue to rebuild," said Suns managing partner Robert Sarver.

The 62-year-old native of Brooklyn has overseen a roster overhaul which concentrates on younger talent, including the selections of Markieff Morris from Kansas in 2011 and Kendall Marshall from North Carolina this past year. The Suns have gone 96-126 during Babby's tenure.

"I greatly appreciate the faith that Robert Sarver and the entire Suns organization have demonstrated with this new contract," said Babby. "We have begun the heavy lifting needed to rebuild our team. While the transition is often painful, I am entirely confident that we are taking the necessary steps to regain elite NBA status. I fully embrace the opportunity to continue on that path."

A graduate of Lehigh University and Yale Law School, Babby is just the fourth basketball president in the team's 45-year history.

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