The Atlanta Hawks announced Monday morning the hiring of Danny Ferry as general manager.
Ferry has acted as vice president of basketball operations for the San Antonio Spurs since 2010.
"Over the past nine years Danny Ferry has earned tremendous respect as a front office executive in the NBA,” said Atlanta Hawks partner, Bruce Levenson in a news release. “His philosophy, character, and commitment to creating enduring and successful organizations exemplify exactly what we are looking for in a leader of the Atlanta Hawks.”
Ferry was the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2005 to 2010.
Ferry played in the NBA for 13 years, including 10 years with the Cavaliers from 1990 to 2000, and three years with the Spurs, where he won an NBA championship.
"My family and I are thrilled to join the Hawks organization and Atlanta community," Ferry said in the news release. "There were many components that made this the right fit for me but clearly my confidence in the ownership group and their dedication to building a Championship caliber franchise was most important.”
The Hawks will hold a news conference at the team’s practice court at 1 p.m.