The benefits of signing Kyle Korver to the Atlanta Hawks front office

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Kyle Korver is returning to the Atlanta Hawks. No, the sharpshooter is not pulling on a uniform to help the Hawks win a championship with his elite shooting. Instead, he has moved into the front office, taking on the role of director of player affairs and management.

Korver retired after the 2019-20 season after 17 years in the league. He shot the ball at 42,9 percent from beyond the arc for his career. He spent last season as the Brooklyn Nets as the player development coach which was a good position for the former All-Star.

While Korver suited up for six different teams during his career, the only place where he was an All-Star was actually with the Hawks. During his six seasons with the franchise, Korver shot the 3-ball at 45.2 percent on 5.5 attempts per game. He led the league in 3-point percentage on no less than three occasions during his tenure with the Hawks.

The many ways that Kyle Korver can benefit the Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks have six players on their roster who have only played three seasons or less. Korver will be able to use his skills from last season to help some of these young guys. Sharife Cooper has struggled with his 3-point shooting, it would be hard to find a better mentor for someone in this area than Korver. He struggled during Summer League but should improve, especially with Korver’s help.

Likewise, newly acquired star Dejounte Murray has never been known for his perimeter shooting. If Korver can help add this to his game just imagine what the former San Antonio Spurs could become. While he is not coming in as a shooting coach, it goes without saying that he will pass on some tips to the playing group.

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It feels right to have Korver back with the Hawks. He was part of the best team that the franchise had in the last generation. Now he gets to help this generation potentially go further than he ever could.