Release from the Atlanta Hawks:
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club have promoted Jeff Peterson to assistant general manager, it was announced today by General Manager Wes Wilcox. In this role, Peterson will participate in all areas of day-to-day management of the team and continue to oversee the Hawks scouting process. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
“Jeff has been an integral part of our front office over the past few seasons. In that time, he has demonstrated the ability to identify players who fit our culture and system; build meaningful relationship across the world of basketball; while continuing to learn the complexities of team-building in the NBA,” Wilcox said. “Jeff has a bright future in the NBA and we would like to congratulate Jeff on this opportunity.”
Peterson was promoted to Director of Scouting before the start of the 2015-16 season. Prior to that, he served as a Scout and Coordinator of Basketball Operations for the team. Peterson, who joined the Hawks as a seasonal assistant in 2012, finished his collegiate playing career at Florida State.