Phoenix Suns President Brad Casper Resigned After 9 Months on the Job

Less than a year into his gig as Phoenix Suns president, Brad Casper announced his resignation. Casper will be replaced by Jason Rowley. Reports the AZ Republic: “Brad Casper, the former head of Dial Corp., resigned as Suns president after nine months on the job. Chief Operating Officer Jason Rowley will assume the role of president overseeing the Suns’ business operations. ‘I enjoyed my time with the Suns,’ Casper said in a prepared statement issued by the Suns. ‘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.’ Welts had run the Suns’ business side for nine years before resigning in September, 10 months before his contract expired. Eleven days later, Welts accepted the same position as president and chief operating officer for Golden State. Rowley, who served as the Suns executive vice president and general counsel for four years, was promoted to executive vice president and served as interim president before Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver selected Casper to be president. Sarver said Casper was overqualified for the position and was following a NBA trend in the business of tapping into the corporate world for someone who brought more business experience in brand management, customer satisfaction and international marketing.”