Ferry on the clock in first NBA draft with Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — Danny Ferry is on the clock for his first NBA draft with the Hawks only three days after his introduction as general manager.
Ferry, who scouted 2012 draft prospects in his former role as vice president of basketball operations for the Spurs, on Monday took over the Hawks. He'll have the final say as the Hawks have the 23rd and 43rd overall picks in Thursday night's draft.
Former general manager Rick Sund is remaining in a loosely defined advisory role at least through July and may offer input. But this is Ferry's draft.
The Hawks have only six players under contract and need to find immediate help.
Possible picks include Syracuse center Fab Melo and two Vanderbilt players, small forward Jeff Taylor and shooting guard John Jenkins.