ATLANTA, Ga. - The
Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association hired former Duke standout
Danny Ferry as their new general manager, the team announced on Monday.
Ferry most recently served as the Vice President of
Basketball Operations for the San Antonio Spurs after completing a five-year
tenure as General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2005-10. As the Cavs'
GM, Ferry orchestrated the most successful stretch in the franchise's history,
leading the team to a 272-138 record.
"I'm very excited to be here today with the
opportunity to help build something special for the Hawks and the Atlanta
community," Ferry said in a statement. "The Hawks are dedicated to
creating consistent success for our fans and doing so with the right people and
the right way. I look forward to an exciting future together."
Ferry inherits an Atlanta team that has made four
consecutive NBA Playoff appearances and finished 2012 with a 40-26.
Ferry played four seasons at Duke from 1985-89 and led
the team to three Final Four berths and two ACC Championships, including the
first of each under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Ferry finished his career with
2,155 career points which ranked third in school history at the time. He still
ranks sixth on Duke's all-time list and among the top 10 in field goals made, rebounds,
assists, charges taken and wins.
The Los Angeles Clippers drafted Ferry with the No. 2
overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft and traded him to the Cleveland Cavaliers
prior to the 1989-90 season. Ferry would play 14 seasons in the NBA with a
10-year stint with the Cavaliers and a four-year span with the San Antonio
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