Peterson spent the past seven seasons with the Hawks and served as assistant GM in Atlanta for the last three years.
“Jeff is an innovative basketball executive who shares our strategic team building vision and will fit seamlessly within our culture,” said Brooklyn GM Sean Marks. “His extensive scouting and front office experience will be tremendous assets to our group as we continue to move forward.”
Peterson joined the Hawks in 2012 as a seasonal basketball operations assistant. He was later promoted to coordinator of basketball operations and then director of scouting.
“Jeff grew into a key member of our basketball operations team over his seven years in Atlanta, and we are appreciative of all of his work during his time here,” Hawks GM Travis Schlenk told Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We wish him and his wife, Lauren, the best moving forward.”