Hornets To Hire Ryan Gisriel Away From Nets

After hiring Nets assistant general manager Jeff Peterson as their new head of basketball operations, the Hornets are poised to add another executive from Brooklyn’s front office, reports Brian Lewis of The New York Post.

According to Lewis, Ryan Gisriel is expected to leave his position as the Nets’ executive director of basketball and business operations to take a job in the Hornets’ front office under Peterson. His title in Charlotte isn’t yet known.

Gisriel was hired by Brooklyn as an intern in 2013 and has steadily risen through the organization since then, having held roles such as special projects coordinator, assistant to the GM, and director of basketball administration before being promoted to his current position.

As NetsDaily notes, Gisriel’s most recent title with the Nets reflected his longtime role as a “middleman” between the basketball and business sides of the organization.

Gisriel is the second executive reported to be joining Peterson in Charlotte. The Hornets are also said to be hiring Hawks executive Dotun Akinwale Jr. as an assistant GM.

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