Larry Riley

Hawks Announce Front Office Changes

As they enter their second year under the leadership of general manager Travis Schlenk, the Hawks have made some changes to their front office, announcing a series of additions and promotions in a press release. Here are some of the notable announcements from the franchise:

  • Veteran NBA executive Rod Higgins, formerly the general manager in Golden State and Charlotte, has been named the Hawks’ vice president of basketball operations. He served as a college scout for the team last season.
  • Former Warriors GM Larry Riley, who has also worked for the Mavericks, Grizzlies, and Bucks during his extensive NBA career, has been hired by the Hawks as a senior advisor. Like Higgins, Riley worked in the Warriors’ front office when Schlenk was in Golden State.
  • Daniel Starkman, who joined the Hawks in 2015 and served as the club’s manager of basketball information and scouting coordinator in 2017/18, has been named Atlanta’s manager of basketball operations.
  • Former Timberwolves basketball operations analyst Dwight Lutz has joined the Hawks as the team’s director of basketball strategy & analytics.

For more details on the Hawks’ front office changes, plus new additions to Atlanta’s athletic department and medical staff, be sure to check out the full press release from the club.

Warriors Name Bob Myers General Manager

The Warriors have promoted Bob Myers to the general manager position, the team announced today in a press release. Larry Riley, who had spent the last year as the team's GM, will remain in the organization as the team's director of scouting.

Myers joined the Golden State front office last April as the team's assistant general manager after serving for over a decade as an agent. Warriors co-owner and CEO Joe Lacob praised Myers in the team's statement, calling the 37-year-old the ideal person for the job.

"We’re extremely pleased to announce Bob’s promotion as we conclude the 2011/12 season," said Lacob. "We are confident that he is the right person to guide our Basketball Operations Department into the long-term future and, similarly, through a very important time for this franchise as we begin to prepare for next season. As we acknowledged a year ago, we think his potential as a young executive in this business is outstanding and that intuition was certainly confirmed during his first year with the organization."