The Nets continue to reinforce their front office after losing a pair of key executives this spring, announcing today in a press release that they’ve hired Andy Birdsong as a new assistant general manager. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter).
Birdsong, who started his career in San Antonio in 2011, headed to Atlanta in 2012 and served three years as the Hawks’ manager of basketball operations. He later returned to the Spurs as their director of basketball operations before being promoted to director of player personnel and G League GM in 2016. He has served in those roles for the last three years.
“Andy is an accomplished basketball executive who brings a wealth of experience in talent evaluation and roster construction to our front office team,” Nets GM Sean Marks said in a statement. “The knowledge he has garnered from his time as a member of such exemplary organizations as the Spurs and the Hawks will greatly benefit our group.”
Birdsong is the second executive to join the Nets’ front office on this long weekend, as the team also hired Jeff Peterson in an assistant GM role on Saturday. The duo will help replace top Marks lieutenants Trajan Langdon, who was hired by the Pelicans, and Gianluca Pascucci, who accepted a job with the Timberwolves.