The Phoenix Suns announced Monday that Lance Blanks will no longer be the team's general manager.
Blanks was named the Suns general manager on Aug. 5, 2010, after serving in the front offices of the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs.
The Suns missed the playoffs all three seasons in which Blanks was their GM, and they finished with a 25-57 record this season. That was the worst record in the Western Conference and the fourth-worst record in the NBA.
"Lance has been a trusted friend and colleague," said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. "I thank him personally and professionally for his hard work on behalf of the Suns. We will continue to prepare for the offseason even as we look for his replacement."