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Warriors’ assistant GM among top candidates for Hawks’ lead front office job

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Shortly after their season ended in the first round, the Atlanta Hawks changed up the role and shifted the responsibilities of the team’s coach Mike Budenholzer.

The Hawks coach is no longer holding the responsibilities of being Atlanta’s team president. He is now strictly in charge of leading and guiding Atlanta from the sidelines. Because of this front office change, the Hawks are now without a team president and are in need of someone to handle basketball operations.

Atlanta has already begun their search to fill the vacant role though. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Hawks have reached out to Golden State Warriors assistant general manager Travis Schlenk among other candidates.

Washington Wizards vice president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard and Golden State Warriors assistant general manager Travis Schlenk have emerged as the new names of note in the Atlanta Hawks’ front-office search, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN that the Hawks have conducted interviews with both Sheppard and Schlenk this week and continue to have interest in ESPN television analyst Chauncey Billups as well as Boston Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren as they search for a new lead voice for basketball operations.

Since the Warriors are one of the top teams in the league, going after their assistant GM is a smart move by the Hawks. Only time will tell who they will eventually hire though.

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