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Travis Schlenk named GM, Head of Basketball Operations of Atlanta Hawks

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The Atlanta Hawks announced Thursday the hiring of Travis Achlenk as General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations.

Schlenk joins the Hawks after 12 seasons with the Golden State Warriors, including the last five as Assistant General Manager. He was previously the Warrior's Director of Player Personnel for two years after five seasons as an assistant coach and video scout.

“After meeting with Travis, our search committee and I knew that he was the right choice to become the new general manager and head of basketball operations for the Atlanta Hawks," said said Principal Owner Tony Ressler. "In addition to his significant experience with two organizations that have built championship cultures, he is ready to lead our basketball operations at a critical time for making big decisions as we prepare for the 2017-2018 season and beyond.

Schlenk was a video coordinator for the Miami Heat from 2000-04, an assistant coach at the University of Georgia in 1998-99 and part of the Orlando Magic’s basketball operations staff in 1997-98, where he worked under Hall-of-Famer Chuck Daly.

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