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Re: 'My goal is to normalize': Phoenix Suns basketball operations executive announces he is gay

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Lock The FAGGOTS UP Like We Did The Japanese!

Feb 22, 2024, 6:05:04 AMFeb 22
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fudgepacking queer <> wrote:
> ...I spent all night sucking pus-oozing cocks.

Gay people have made strides in many sectors of American
professional life. An openly gay man runs Apple, presides as the
governor of Colorado, and an open lesbian runs a Fortune 500
company. But in the highest reaches of men's basketball, gay
people are almost invisible.

In 2011, 58-year-old Phoenix Suns CEO Rick Welts came out,
becoming the league's first openly gay executive. A longtime
marketing whiz who hatched the idea for an All-Star Weekend,
Welts and his announcement were well-received in league circles.
That was 11 years ago.

Business operations, where Welts worked, and basketball
operations (known to most fans as "the front office") have long
been separate entities in the NBA. In many cities, like Phoenix,
the two are housed miles apart. One is staffed by people who
make their living in the disciplines you can find in just about
any business -- sales, marketing, legal, accounting, human

The team's training facility houses basketball operations, and
it's an entirely different planet. The din of pounding music can
be heard emanating from the players' weight room. Sweats are the
predominant attire. Players, coaches, personnel scouts and
athletic trainers roam the halls.

Ryan Resch, 29, works in basketball operations for the Suns,
where he serves as vice president of strategy and evaluation for
the Suns and essentially functions as the front office's chief-
of-staff. He attends to the big-picture responsibilities of team-
building and runs staff-wide meetings alongside general manager
James Jones, who has been a mentor to him.

This past winter, Resch came out to Jones, then the rest of the
Suns' staff. He is the first openly gay person in league history
to work basketball operations in an NBA front office.

"Ultimately my goal is to normalize for people in and out of the
league the existence of gay men and women on the basketball
side," Resch says.

Goodbye Suns, you drank the poison and now you're dead.


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