Ryan McDonough will be the general manager of the Phoenix Suns, who chose the 33-year-old Boston Celtics assistant general manager from a pool of three finalists.
"Ryan distinguished himself among an impressive group of candidates for our GM position," said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby in a release Tuesday.
McDonough will become the fifth general manager for the Suns since 2006 and will be formally introduced Thursday. He is the son of late Boston Globe columnist Will McDonough and his brother Sean is a well-known broadcaster for ESPN.
Milwaukee Bucks assistant general manager Jeff Weltman and San Antonio Spurs assistant general manager Scott Layden were also finalists in Phoenix.
--UNLV freshman forward Anthony Bennett, considered a likely lottery pick in the NBA draft in June, will likely be sidelined for several months after having shoulder surgery.
Bennett projects as a power forward in the NBA. The operation to repair a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder is expected to sideline him at least three months, meaning all pre-draft workouts and rookie summer league is out of the question.
Bennett (6-8, 233) averaged 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds to earn Mountain West Conference freshman of the year honors.
--Two Chicago Bulls starters, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich, aren't expected to play in Wednesday's Eastern Conference semifinals series at Miami.
Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich are almost certain to miss a third straight playoff game. Deng is likely out, still recovering from a spinal tap conducted to test for meningitis. Hinrich has missed the last four games with a calf injury and remains immobilized by a walking boot. He's officially doubtful.
The Bulls won Game 1 at Miami over the heavily favored Heat with Jimmy Butler playing all 48 minutes for the third consecutive game and supersub Nate Robinson delivering key plays in critical minutes at point guard.
--Chris Paul is two months from becoming an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his NBA career. The Los Angeles Clippers are determined to never let him get there.
Vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks pledged to do everything in his power to keep Paul, who was acquired via trade from the New Orleans Hornets on Dec. 15, 2011. Paul turned down a three-year, $60 million extension last summer. At the time, that was the top offer the Clippers could make under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
Paul, 28, and the Clippers cannot discuss that max contract until July 1.
--Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley is being investigated by Scottsdale (Ariz.) police for alleged involvement in a sexual assault, the Arizona Republic reports.
According to reports, the incident being investigated occurred Jan. 13, 2013.
Beasley, 24, has had multiple off-court incidents during his career. Those include a series of driving offenses earlier in the year.