The 2019-20 G League season was officially cancelled in early June and, prior to the stoppage prompted by COVID-19, the College Park SkyHawks posted a 20-23 record in their inaugural season in the market. In addition to the close proximity to Atlanta and the advantages that provides to the Hawks, the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park opened to rave reviews and the future is bright for the G League franchise.
With that as the backdrop, the SkyHawks are making history with a front office promotion, as Tori Miller will become the team’s general manager and the first woman to hold that title for any G League organization.
Miller’s promotion, first reported by Sarah Spencer of the AJC, comes alongside several front offices announcements in both Atlanta and College Park.
Former Skyhawks General Manager Derek Pierce will continue to oversee Atlanta’s scouting department in his role as Vice President of Player Personnel for the Hawks. From there, the Hawks promoted Dwight Lutz to Senior Director of Basketball Strategy and Analytics, Zac Walsh to Director of Team Operations, and Max Horowitz to Senior Data Scientist. The Hawks also announced the hiring of Justin Howe as Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist.
Miller, a native of Decatur, Ga. and a graduate of the University of Miami, was promoted to assistant general manager on July 30, 2019 after spending two years as the manager of basketball operations in both College Park and Erie. Before arriving in Erie to join the then-BayHawks, Miller worked for the Phoenix Suns from 2014 through 2016.