Hawks promote Schlenk to president of basketball operations

Field Level Media

August 19, 2019 at 11:11 pm.

The Atlanta Hawks announced Monday that Travis Schlenk was promoted to president of basketball operations and general manager.

“We are extremely pleased with the direction that Travis and our entire basketball operations team has us heading as a franchise,” Hawks’ principal owner Tony Ressler said in a statement. “He has used the draft to build an impressive young core, hired one of the NBA’s top young coaches in Lloyd Pierce and positioned us to have the cap space, draft picks and financial flexibility needed to have long-term success in the NBA.”

Schlenk, who joined the Hawks in 2017 and leading their basketball operations for three seasons, has spent nearly 20 years in the NBA. Prior to joining Atlanta, he spent 13 years with the Golden State Warriors, including six years as assistant general manager. During his tenure, the Warriors reached three consecutive NBA Finals and won two championships. He previously spent time with the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and University of Georgia.

Schlenk has overhauled the Hawks’ roster, which features promising young talent in Trae Young and John Collins, and incoming first-round picks De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish.

The Hawks finished the 2018-19 season with a 29-53 record.