ATLANTA, GA - FILE: An outside view of Philips Arena prior to the game between the Atlanta Thrashers and the Ottawa Senators on March 27, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. It was reported that True North Sports and Entertainment has completed its deal to purchase the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers allowing them to move the franchise to Winnipeg. Canada peding league approval May 31, 2011. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
However the report suggests that Sund isn't interested in returning to work in the Pacific Northwest and is currently in talks about re-signing with the Hawks and is also considering retirement.
Now that the Hawks' season is over, a source tells CSNNW.com that "Sund to the Trail Blazers is not in his plans." Sund and Hawks' ownership are in talks about re-signing being that his current deal expires June 30 and I've been told that retirement is strong possibility.
Atlanta has already picked up the option on Larry Drew's contract for next season which is peculiar with the uncertainty surrounding the general manager position. The feeling is that Sund will likely return but if he should choose retirement, keeping Drew suggests that management may look within to fill the gm role.