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Suns Hire The Attractive Kayte Christensen As Team’s Social Sideline Reporter (Photos)

Yes, I know what you’re thinking: what the heck is a “Social Sideline Reporter”? You’re also probably thinking “Sweet Sassy Molassey” but before we get to that, let us define the interesting new job title that the Phoenix Suns claim is ” the first position of its kind for a professional sports franchise.”

Via NBA.com:

Christensen will join the club’s home-game broadcasts on Fox Sports Arizona and Arizona Sports 620 this season to share comments from fan discussions taking place on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

“Social media has become an integral part of how the Suns connect and interact with our fans on a daily basis,” said Suns VP of Digital, Jeramie McPeek. “Kayte’s knowledge of basketball, experience in broadcasting and love of social media will help us take that fan engagement to a new level, enhancing our game broadcasts and in-arena experience this season.”

Interesting. Also interesting? Christensen is a former WNBA player who spent seven seasons with the Phoenix Mercury. After her professional basketball career, she went on to become the TV color analyst for the Mercury and later spent a few years as the pre and post-game show analyst for the Sacramento Kings before being replaced by the much less attractive — actually the diametrically opposite in attractiveness — Jim Gray.

Speaking of attractive, more photos of the Suns’ new gal on the block can be found below.

Yep, methinks Miss Christensen will fare well in her new professional endeavor. Just a hunch.

(follow Kayte Christensen on Twitter here and for more photos, check out Busted Coverage)