http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--atlanta-hawks-offer-danny-ferry-gm-job.htmlThe Atlanta Hawks have offered Danny Ferry their general manager job and are engaged in serious talks toward completing a deal, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
No deal was complete on Sunday afternoon, but there was progress toward an eventual agreement, sources said.
A front-office executive with the San Antonio Spurs, Ferry has also had extensive talks with the Philadelphia 76ers on their GM position, but his focus has strongly swung to the Atlanta job. Ferry traveled to Philadelphia to meet with Sixers ownership two weeks ago and continued talks with the organization.
Ferry would replace Hawks GM Rick Sund, who had been leaning toward retirement or taking on an advisory role with his contract expiring after Thursday's NBA draft.
Between two stops as an assistant GM with the Spurs, Ferry spent 2005-10 as the GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Under Ferry, Cleveland advanced to the 2007 NBA Finals and twice had the NBA’s best regular-season record. Ferry hired coach Mike Brown and constructed a roster around star LeBron James that included deals for Mo Williams, Shaquille O’Neal and Antawn Jamison. After parting ways with the Cavaliers in June of 2010, Ferry returned to the Spurs' front office as the vice president of basketball operations under RC Buford and Gregg Popovich.