The Harvard Business School graduate will report to general manager James Jones and work with head coach Monty Williams in several areas, including leadership and strategy for coach development, player engagement and staff operations. front-office.
Cato most recently served as Associate Vice President of NBA Business Operations for League Operations, where she worked to grow the game through strategic initiatives, including a basketball talent pool and related programs, launching the Basketball Africa League, and advocating for women and people of color in basketball operations.
“Adding his experience and knowledge will allow us to elevate our basketball operations in several areas.”
The Suns were 64-18 last regular season and three games ahead of their previous franchise record before losing to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals.