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Suns hire Celtics’ Ryan McDonough as GM

Ryan McDonough started with the Celtics as a 23-year-old who pored over VHS tapes in the team’s video room, quickly showing an eye for talent and a tireless work ethic.

He soared up the professional ladder, from a scout to (several rungs later) the front office, becoming an assistant general manager and a trusted adviser to Danny Ainge, who assumed the role of the Celtics president of basketball operations in 2003, the year McDonough joined the organization.

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