After days of rumors and speculation, it’s official — Danny Ferry is now with the Atlanta Hawks.
A press conference will be held to introduce Ferry, the new President of Basketball Operations and General Manager of the Atlanta Hawks, at 1:00 p.m.
“I’m very excited to be here today with the opportunity to help build something special for the Hawks and the Atlanta community,” Ferry said in a statement courtesy of ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard. “The Hawks are dedicated to creating consistent success for our fans and doing so with the right people and the right way. I look forward to an exciting future together.”
Ferry most recently served as vice president of basketball operations for the San Antonio Spurs from 2010-2012, and previously held the role of General Manager with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2005-2010.
“Over the past nine years Danny Ferry has earned tremendous respect as a front office executive in the NBA,” said Atlanta Hawks partner, Bruce Levenson in the official Hawks news release. “His philosophy, character, and commitment to creating enduring and successful organizations exemplify exactly what we are looking for in a leader of the Atlanta Hawks. Danny’s systematic and value driven approach has helped him become one of the preeminent minds in basketball. He is passionate about building an organization the right way, knows how to win and knows how to forge winning teams. We look forward to having him as our leader of basketball operations.”
Ferry’s contract with Atlanta is reportedly six years in length, however, the specifications have not yet been disclosed.
The Hawks’ current GM, Rick Sund, might remain with the organization as a consultant after his contract expires June 30.