Hawks Sign Danny Ferry as new GM to replace Rick Sund
The Atlanta Hawks announced today that they have signed Danny Ferry to a multi-year contract as their President of Basketball Operations and General Manager to replace Rick Sund. Ferry played four seasons of college basketball at Duke University prior to a 13-year NBA career. With the Duke Blue Devils, Ferry was an All-American First Team selection as a junior and senior, won the Naismith Award as a senior, and was inducted into the Duke Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Ferry averaged 7.0 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per game and was a member of the 2003 San Antonio Spurs championship team in his NBA career. He began his front office career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he was the GM from 2005-10, including for their 2007 NBA Finals appearance. Then, he served as the Spurs' Vice President of Basketball Operations from 2010-12. I think it was a good move by the Hawks to sign Ferry. Sund had his highlights in Atlanta, most notably trading for Jamal Crawford in 2009, but he also made moves that Hawks fans cringe thinking about, like re-signing Joe Johnson as the highest-paid player in the NBA. I look forward to having Ferry as GM and wish him luck with the Hawks.