Updated: Oct. 1, 2008
A self-described "basketball junkie," David Griffin enters his 16th season with the Suns and was named Sr. Vice President of Basketball Operations in June 2007. Griffin will aid President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Steve Kerr with all professional player matters and oversees the scouting and evaluation of all draft-eligible and free-agent prospects.
After originally joining the Suns basketball communications department in 1993 as an intern, Griffin has seen his responsibilities steadily grow due to his passion, work ethic and analytical expertise. After aiding the club's media relations efforts for four seasons, Griffin moved to the basketball operations side in 1997, where he began with draft and free agency information, video preparation, scouting reports and statistical analysis. Prior to his current assignment, Griffin held the titles of assistant general manager of player personnel, director of player personnel, assistant director of player personnel and basketball operations assistant with the Suns.
Additionally, he served as tournament director for the NIKE Desert Classic pre-draft camp and was an assistant coach at Scottsdale Community College, where he led the recruiting of five players that played Division I. He was also part of the basketball press information team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
The Phoenix native is married to the former Meredith Hale. He graduated from Arizona State in 1995 with a degree in political science.