The Atlanta Hawks are making big noise this week. Following a first round knock-out in the 2012 NBA playoffs to a veteran Boston Celtics team who were led by a highly motivated Kevin Garnett, the Atlanta Hawks are looking for a new face in the teams front office and former NBA player Danny Ferry looks to be the man for the job.
Ferry who is currently an executive with the San Antonio Spurs and who served as the GM for Dan Gilbert’s Cleveland Cavaliers from 2005-2010 during the King James era has been offered a six year contract to take that same position in Atlanta.
The Philadelphia Sixers are said to have been in discussions with Ferry to bring him over as their replacement for former front office chief Rod Thorn but have backed out upon the Atlanta proposal.
If Ferry takes the position he will have a great deal of work ahead to keep excitement in the Highlight Factory come November but the Hawks core of Johnson, Horford, Smith, Williams, Pachulia and Jeff Teague are all under contract with the other nine players all being free agents. The Hawks finished 40-26 despite only having all-star Al Horford play 13 games all season due to injury.
The NBA draft is this Thursday but there is no guarantee if any moves will be made by then or for that matter at all but this could be a great move for a franchise that is one or two players away from a possible championship run. Danny seems to be the perfect man for the other Georgia dirty birds so lets see if the Hawks land this Ferry in its nest.
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