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Malik Rose named G League Executive of the Year

Rose managed the Erie Bayhawks to the playoffs this season

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The general manager of the Atlanta Hawks’ G-League affiliate Erie Bayhawks, Malik Rose, has been named G-League Executive of the Year, as selected by his fellow G-League executives, it was announced on Saturday afternoon.

Rose was named to the position of general manager for the Bayhawks in April of 2017, and stressed his commitment the job — while also maintaining the role of Manager of Basketball Operations for the Atlanta Hawks — right from the get-go.

“I do plan to spend a lot of time in Erie,” said Rose via the AJC at the time of the hiring. “This is a huge endeavor, a huge responsibility, the Hawks have entrusted in me. I do think I have to spend a lot of time there getting this thing off the ground there.”

Rose has certainly helped get the Bayhawks running off of the ground as the Bayhawks finished the G-League regular season with a 28-22 record, clinching the Southeast Division title on the final day of the regular season, making the playoffs as they did it (the Bayhawks’ first playoff game takes place later tonight, Saturday the 31st of March, against the Lakeland Magic).

Rose was responsible for the signings of Jaylen Morris and Tyler Cavanaugh, both of whom developed while at the Bayhawks, received call-ups to the Atlanta Hawks and secured multi-deal contracts with the Hawks. Rose was also responsible for the hiring of coach Josh Longstaff, who — in addition to his staff — have done a great job nurturing talent both assigned from the Hawks (such as Tyler Dorsey) and players like Josh Magette, Andrew White and Jaylen Morris.