Hawks promote Kyle Korver to assistant GM

The Atlanta Hawks announced on Monday that Kyle Korver has been promoted to the position of assistant general manager.

The 41-year-old Korver joined the Hawks in July 2022 as director of player affairs & development.

Recently, Travis Schlenk stepped down as Hawks President of Basketball Operations and took on an advisory role with the team, and Landry Fields was promoted to GM.

“Kyle has brought a great perspective and voice to our group after seamlessly making the transition from playing to coaching to the front office,” said General Manager Landry Fields in a press release to announce the move. “Moving forward, I’m excited to have him even more involved with the day-to-day management and direction of our basketball operations group.”

Korver, who spent the 2021-22 season as a player development assistant with the Brooklyn Nets, played in 332 regular season games over four-and-a-half seasons (2012-17) with the Hawks, including an All-Star appearance in 2015.

“Having played in Atlanta for almost five years, I have a love for the city and the Hawks franchise,” Korver said. “I’d like to thank Landry for this opportunity. I am grateful and excited to draw from my experiences playing and working in the NBA over the last 20 years to add to our front office,”

He appeared in 1,232 career regular season games (and 145 playoff contests) in 17 seasons with Philadelphia, Utah, Chicago, Atlanta, Cleveland and Milwaukee. He ranks fifth in NBA history in three-pointers made (2,450) and seventh in career three-point percentage (.429), including the best single-season mark in league history (.536 in 2009-10 with the Jazz). Korver is the only player to ever lead the league in three-point percentage four times.

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