Danny Ferry (Presswire)
The Hawks made it official this morning naming Danny Ferry as the team's President of Basketball Operations and General Manager.
"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. "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.".
No terms of the deal were released and the report only indicates that it is a multi-year contract.
"My family and I are thrilled to join the Hawks organization and Atlanta community," said Hawks new President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Danny Ferry. "There were many components that made this the right fit for me but clearly my confidence in the ownership group and their dedication to building a Championship caliber franchise was most important. They are committed to building with the right people and investing in critical areas for development; both essential elements if we want to create sustained success. "
More to come