NBA Trade News: Hawks Hire Michael Blackstone, John Treloar To Front Office
The Atlanta Hawks have hired Michael Blackstone and John Treloar to boost their front office.
The departure of Danny Ferry and subsequent promotions of Wes Wilcox to the post of General Manager and Mike Budenholzer to President of Basketball operations left certain voids in Atlanta’s front office. And the franchise took proper steps during this weekend to meet the requirements.
Blackstone will take charge as Assistant Manager, while Treloar will be a as director of player personnel.
The franchise has also promoted Jeff Peterson as a director of scouting, according to a person familiar with latest updates of the club.
Blackstone And Treloar: Profile
Both men, Blackstone and Treloar, have worked with the Eastern Conference champions last season, the Cleveland Cavaliers. And both men work experience with new Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox during their respective tenures at Cleveland.
Wilcox was promoted to general manager after Atlanta waived Ferry.
At Cleveland Cavaliers, Blackstone had his previous stint as the executive director of basketball operations.
SNI (Shapiro Negotiation Institute), a consulting firm that specializes in professional training and coaching located in Baltimore, was the last office Blackstone served.
Treloar’s last stint was in the same portfolio with the Phoenix Suns.
Treloar is expected to handle the Eastern Conference side’s new roster aptly using his experience as a player and development coach.
Prior to joining the Phoenix-based franchise, the veteran player had coached the Cavaliers’ NBA Development League affiliate in Erie. Treloar also has collegiate experience. The former player served on staffs at Indiana and LSU.