By taking the job, McDonough wasn’t put off by any reputation the Suns had built over the last three years. You think of McDonough of a head scout whose title is GM. Fired last week by the Jaguars, Terry McDonough has landed in Arizona. A rising star among NBA executives and a member of a successful Boston sports family, the 33-year-old McDonough was hired on Tuesday to replace Lance Blanks, another former star-in-the-making who failed to lead the Suns to the playoffs in three seasons. McDonough comes to Planet Orange with an impeccable record and a tireless work ethic that took him from a 23-year-old in the Boston Celtics video room to becoming Danny Ainge's right-hand man as assistant general manager. After all, it’s easy to drink the Kool-Aid that any front office move would have cooked up following the Suns’ worst year since their inaugural season. Lindsey Hunter became the interim coach when Alvin Gentry was let go in January and is still in the mix, but has interviewed with other organizations, including Detroit, where he played 12 seasons over two stints.