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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Report: Joe Dumars, David Griffin expected to be Hawks’ front office targets

The Atlanta Hawks are taking a deep dive within the Eastern Conference as they search for somebody to lead their revamped front office.

ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Friday that former Detroit Pistons general manager Joe Dumars and current Cleveland Cavaliers general manager are expected to emerge as candidates for Atlanta’s front office vacancy. Stein also notes the connections both men have with Hawks minority owner Grant Hill.

Dumars became Pistons GM in 2000 and enjoyed a successful first part of the decade, winning the Executive of the Year Award in 2003 and putting together the team that won the NBA championship in 2004. But Dumars’ tenure came to an end with his resignation in 2014, his reputation sullied by a series of questionable roster and personnel moves as his time in Detroit progressed.

As for Griffin, he became Cavs vice president of basketball operations in 2010 and ascended to the GM position in 2014. He was the architect of the team that won the NBA title last June, and he has also been drawing some major interest from another Eastern Conference suitor.

The Hawks just underwent a major restructuring of their front office, and it looks like they may be prioritizing experience as they look for a new leader.

Image via Detroit Pistons on YouTube

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