It was announced on Tuesday that Kyle Korver will be joining Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks in an official capacity. It has now been revealed that the former All-Star has just been named as the team's Director of Player Affairs & Development.
Korver returns to Atlanta after spending five years of his playing career with the team. It was a memorable stint for the 6-foot-7 swingman, and it could be argued that Korver had the best stretch of his career during this time with the Hawks.
This time around, Atalanta has employed him to be an integral part of their front office.
“We are excited to bring Kyle back to the Hawks,” said Hawks General Manager Landry Fields, via NBA.com. “He is a tremendous person and someone whose presence will benefit all of our players, both on and off the court, drawing from his unique experiences over his 17-year playing career, as a late-second round pick who later became an All-Star in Atlanta and one of the league’s all-time best shooters.”
In five years as a player with the Hawks, Kyle Korver averaged 10.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists, while also connecting on 2.5 triples per game at a highly-efficient 45.2-percent clip. Korver was named as an All-Star during the 2014-15 season as he helped Atlanta secure a conference-best 60-22 record. They went all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals that season.
Last year, Korver was part of the Brooklyn Nets coaching staff as a player development coach. His role with the Hawks will be his first stab at becoming an NBA executive.