According to a Chris Broussard tweet, the Atlanta Hawks have spoken with the former Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager, Danny Ferry, about the soon-to-be open General Manager position in the Hawks’ front office.
Ferry, who starred at Duke University and played in the NBA for 14 years, became the San Antonio Spurs’ Vice President of basketball operations after resigning from the Cavaliers in 2010. Ferry was the GM in Cleveland for 5 years, and was responsible for bringing over Antawn Jamison and Mo Williams via trade. He also drafted JJ Hickson, Danny Green, Shannon Brown, and Daniel Gibson in his tenure with Cleveland.
While he strapped the Cavaliers for cash before he left in 2010, he was able to complete several impressive deals and showed a relatively strong tendency to draft well, especially late in the first round.
It will be interesting to see if the Hawks get a potential deal done before the June 28th NBA Draft as they currently are without the General Manager they will start next season with. If Rick Sund is not re-signed and Ferry has not been hired by that time, the decision will likely fall upon current assistant GM, David Pendergraft, who is also a potential candidate for the position.