P[HOENIX - Officials announced Thursday that the President of the Phoenix Suns has resigned.
Brad Casper will focus on outside business ventures, the team announced Thursday.
Chief Operating Officer Jason Rowley will assume responsibility for the club's business operations as President.
Lon Babby will continue to serve as President of Basketball Operations, according to officials.
"I enjoyed my time with the Suns," said Casper. "It was a wonderful opportunity for me, but ultimately serving the Suns while continuing to juggle a portfolio of other business interests became too much. I’m grateful to have worked with so many gifted professionals and I look forward to cheering on the team next season."
Casper oversaw the Suns' business operations since October 2011.
Casper will focus his time on a Dallas-based sports nutrition company where he's been Executive Chairman since March 2011 and other local business interests, including serving on the Board of Directors of Grand Canyon University.
Rowley became COO in October 2011 after four seasons as the Suns' Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
He is a graduate of the University of Arizona and began his legal career in 2001 in Phoenix.
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