Former Knicks Swingman To Take Over As GM With Hawks

He had an unremarkable 5-year career, for the New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors, but his work in the front office has been elite, as evidenced by today's news. The Atlanta Hawks have promoted Landry Fields from assistant GM to full-on general manager. 

NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the move will be effective on July 1st, and that he will continue to work under president of basketball operations Travis Schlenk. 

Fields retired after the 2014-15 season. As Woj reports, he started his front office career with the San Antonio Spurs, before moving to the Hawks as assistant GM two years ago.

The 33-year-old executive will be busy right off the bat, as the Hawks are expected to be one of the more active teams this offseason, already making most of their roster available for trades, with particular focus on moving John Collins.

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