Kyle Korver was ‘Mr. Three Points’
Swingman Kyle Korver is most famous for his playing days for the Hawks (and his trade for a printer in 2003). He arrived in a trade from the Chicago Bulls, as this was his first season donning the Atlanta colorway. The sharpshooter was a key component in their offense, as his rapid-fire release along with his “microwave” style of play, made him a fan favorite. He averaged 10.9 PPG, as well as 45% on 5.6 three-point field goal attempts per game.
His season-highs were as follows: 27 points, eight rebounds (twice), eight assists, four steals, and three blocks (twice).
Surprisingly, just like former teammate Jeff Teague, he is also currently employed in the Atlanta Hawks organization. He last played for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2020, and according to Basketball Network, he retired because of a family tragedy.
Korver joined the Hawks again in July 2022 as Director of player affairs and development, but as of January 2023, he is the assistant general manager of the organization.
Current general manager Landry Fields stated that “Moving forward, I’m excited to have him even more involved with the day-to-day management and direction of our basketball operations group. Kyle is a special person and teammate whose impact will continue to raise the level of our entire organization. He and his family have made Atlanta their home and we’re thrilled to have them as part of the Hawks family long term.”
Truly a sweet story to one of the more beloved Hawks in the last few years.