If basketball players can enter the NBA as teenagers, then why can't a member of the 18-34 age demographic become an NBA general manager, right?
After all, just like a player, teams consider the lineage. So, suffice it to say that when the Phoenix Suns scouted the GM candidates that would scout future players, a certain name had a familiar ring to it – McDonough.
Ryan McDonough – son of famed journalist Will McDonough. Younger brother to network broadcaster Sean McDonough and NFL personnel man Terry McDonough, recently hired by the AZ Cardinals.
Is Ryan just 33 years of age? Yes. But, ever since childhood, he's been surrounded by sports. Let's call it "front office osmosis," as we found out from the Brothers McDonough.