Wes Wilcox Hawks’ New Assistant GM
The Atlanta Hawks have named league veteran Wes Wilcox as their new assistant general manager, according to the team’s president of basketball operations and general manager Danny Ferry.
Wilcox joins the Hawks from the Cleveland Cavaliers where he most recently served as the team’s director of player personnel and general manager of the Cavs’ NBA Development League team – the Canton Charge.
Wilcox, a graduate of Cal-State Fullerton, has also worked with the Miami HEAT and New Orleans Hornets during his NBA front office career.
Ferry has a great deal of familiarity with Wilcox’s work product having served as the Cavaliers’ general manager from 2005 to 2010.
Ferry was named to the Hawks’ front office last month and has been aggressive in reshaping a team who has failed to advance past the second round of the playoffs despite five consecutive postseason appearances.
On Monday, the Hawks reportedly agreed to a deal which would send shooting guard Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets for five players (four with expiring contracts) and a lottery protected first round draft pick.
In a separate deal, the team also agreed to send small forward Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz in exchange for former All-Star point guard Devin Harris.
The moves, orchestrated by Ferry, will save the Hawks franchise over $80 million in long term financial commitments and allow the team to become major players in free agency next summer.