Posted May 07, 2013

Suns reportedly want Grant Hill as next GM

Grant Hill is rumored to be considered for the Suns' GM job. (Nikki Boertman/Getty Images)

Grant Hill is rumored to be considered for the Suns’ GM job. (Nikki Boertman/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns are looking for a new General Manager to replace the recently fired Lance Blanks, and the oldest player in the league last season might be the one to get it.

UPDATE: Suns hire Celtics’ Ryan McDonough as GM

Marc Stein of tweeted on Tuesday that Phoenix has been slow to fill the vacancy because the front office hopes to hire Grant Hill as the new general manager. Hill officially became the oldest active player in the league last season after the New York Knicks’ Kurt Thomas went down with an injury; at 40 years old, Hill could make a rare jump from player to general manager over the course of one season. He spent five years in Phoenix playing for the Suns before signing with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2012 offseason.

Since their season came to an end last month, the Suns have interviewed two candidates for the open GM position: Bucks assistant GM Jeff Weltman and Celtics assistant GM Ryan McDonough. Now that the Clippers’ season is officially over, talks between Hill and the Suns could heat up.