Suns president/CEO Rick Welts resigns

Updated: September 10, 2011, 3:17 AM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Suns president and chief executive Rick Welts is leaving the team for personal reasons four months after he became the first senior sports executive to openly acknowledge he was gay.

Welts said in an interview Friday night that he plans to relocate to northern California to be with his partner.

"It's an opportunity probably for the first time for me to align my personal and professional lives," he said.

Welts will end his work with the Suns on Sept. ...

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