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The Search for a New General Manager Arrives at a Pivotal Time

May 18th, 2017 at 8:10 AM
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Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Finding a new General Manager is always challenging. This is a simple fact, but still one worth noting. So when the Atlanta Hawks announced that the search for a new GM is on after Wes Wilcox stepped down, this news quickly spread around the league.

Now, weeks later, there is still little information on who the new GM of the Hawks will be. There have been names and rumors, such as David Griffin or Joe Dumars, but little else. On the one hand, Wilcox and Mike Budenholzer are well-equipped to run things through the draft and free agency. On the other though, the sizable draft assets coming Atlanta’s way, as well as the critical free agency decisions, make this particular GM search vital to the team’s future.

Of course, before going any further, it’s important to address the fact that principal owner Tony Ressler has recently spoken at length on his decision making within the franchise. Ressler’s level of control over the team appears to be complete, and this makes the search for …

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