Blanks leaves Cavaliers to become Suns GM

By Zac Jackson
Fox Sports Ohio
August 5, 2010

The summer of change for the Cavaliers continued Thursday night when Lance Blanks left the organization to become the Suns’ general manager.

Blanks, 43, spent the last five seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers as vice president of basketball operations and assistant general manager, working closely with Danny Ferry and now-Cavs’ GM Chris Grant in building a roster that helped the Cavaliers rack up the most regular-season wins in the NBA in each of the last two years.

A former University of Texas star, Blanks also worked with Grant and Ferry with the Spurs before coming to Cleveland.

“Lance has been a great person to work with for the last five years,” Grant said in a statement released by the Cavaliers. “He has been a key part of a special group that has helped establish a culture of success that our organization can be very proud of and continue to build off of into the future. He deserves this opportunity and we wish Lance the best as he moves on to the Suns.”