Hawks' Budenholzer, Wilcox out as president, GM

The Atlanta Hawks announced today that it will restructure its Basketball Operations group. Following internal discussions among Mike Budenholzer, Wes Wilcox and Principal Owner Tony Ressler after the conclusion of the 2016-2017 season, the Atlanta Hawks have made the following changes.

Budenholzer will continue to serve as head coach and will remain involved in basketball personnel decisions, while resigning from his position as president of basketball operations.

Wilcox will become a special advisor to ownership and has resigned from his position as general manager.

The team will utilize an executive search firm to identify and secure a new general manager.

Budenholzer, the 2014-15 NBA Coach of the Year, has amassed a 189-139 (.576) in four seasons as head coach and led the Hawks to its winningest season in franchise history in 2014-15 recording 60 wins before reaching the Eastern Conference Finals during the postseason.

The Hawks have reached the playoffs in each of his four seasons and in 10 consecutive seasons overall, the second-longest streak in the NBA.

Hired in June 2012 as assistant general manager, Wilcox was promoted to general manager in June 2015.