According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Atlanta Hawks have promoted assistant general manager Landry Fields to general manager.
Fields’ promotion will reportedly take effect on July 1; he’ll continue working under Atlanta’s President of Basketball Operations, Travis Schlenk.
A former second-round pick of the New York Knicks out of Stanford, Fields was named to the NBA All-Rookie team in 2011. His career was cut short due to injury, and he retired from the NBA after the 2014-15 season. Fields played five seasons in the NBA for the Knicks and Toronto Raptors, averaging 6.8 PPG, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 255 career games.
After retiring as a player, Fields transitioned to a college scouting role with the San Antonio Spurs. In 2019 Fields was promoted to general manager of the Spurs’ G League affiliate, the Austin Spurs.
Fields joined the Hawks as assistant general manager ahead of the 2020-21 season.