6:16pm: A later tweet from the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski says that, even though the probing of Olshey was stymied, it indicates that the Hawks are willing to spend significant money on an elite executive.
5:52pm: The Hawks were denied a request to discuss their vacant general manager position with Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey, Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical reports. The Blazers executive has managed Portland’s roster since 2010.
The Hawks have been in the market for a general manager ever since the roles of Mike Budenholzer and Wes Wilcox were modified earlier this month. As we wrote at the time, head coach Budenholzer relinquished his title as the president of basketball operations and Wilcox was transferred to a different role in the front office.
Lately the Hawks have been scouring the industry for possible replacements, with names like Scott Perry, David Griffin and Joe Dumars all popping up over the course of the past few weeks.