A little over a week ago, Hawks principle owner Tony Ressler told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he didn’t anticipate making any front office changes after the season. Now just 10 days later, it appears that he is considering a massive restructuring of Atlanta’s front office.
The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski provides details on the level of the changes. Per the report, Ressler is seriously discussing the possibility of Mike Budenholzer relinquishing his President’s role although he would retain some some say in player personnel decisions. Such a move would have Budenholzer answering to a new President or General Manager.
The status of current General Manager Wes Wilcox is also up in the air. Wojnarowski reports that ownership is currently meeting with Wilcox in Los Angeles in regards to his future with the organization. The report mentions that Wilcox taking another job in the basketball operations is a possibility.
ESPN.com previously reported that Wilcox had been let go by the organization on Wednesday. The Hawks later issued a statement refuting that report.
"Hawks leadership is undergoing a period of evaluation and looking at how basketball operations works best. There are no changes to report at this time and any reports indicating otherwise are inaccurate."
Ressler was clear in that interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he makes the final decisions when it comes to the Atlanta Hawks. This news does nothing but reinforce that statement.