HoopsHype Danny Ferry rumors

April 28, 2013 Updates

Drew is in the final year of his contract. The Hawks hired Danny Ferry as the general manager last summer, and there has been speculation ever since that Ferry would look to hire his own coach. There have been no discussions between Ferry and Drew concerning an extension, according to the source. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Hawks management has not approached Drew about his contract, which expires at the end of the season. General manager Danny Ferry has previously stated that he will use the season to evaluate all aspects of the organization. Drew is in the final year of his three-year contract. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 6, 2013 Updates

What we do know: Ferry remains one of Mike Brown's biggest fans, so assumptions about Ferry's interest in bringing Brown to Atlanta will live on until Brown is no longer a coaching free agent. ESPN.com

February 20, 2013 Updates

Engaged with multiple teams in trade talks for Josh Smith, the Hawks are struggling to get the assets they are seeking for the prospective free agent, league sources told CBSSports.com Tuesday. Hawks GM Danny Ferry has told prospective trade partners he is not interested in taking back future salary and he won't do a deal "just to do it," one person familiar with the discussions said. The Hawks have been in conversations with many teams about the 27-year-old forward, with the most persistent conversations happening with the Suns, Bucks, Celtics and Nets. CBSSports.com

February 15, 2013 Updates
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Source: Atlanta Hawks are looking to move Josh Smith, but Brooklyn Nets don't have the necessary pieces to make a deal without including a third team. The Spurs have also been rumored to be interested and, aside from having a built-in level of trust with Hawks GM Danny Ferry, have the kind of assets that would allow them to make a more "interesting" deal, according to the source. It also makes far more sense for the Hawks to move Smith to the Western Conference rather than put him where he would serve as competition. Sulia

February 12, 2013 Updates

The Spurs are among the teams with interest in Hawks forward Josh Smith, a source told Yahoo! Sports. Keep in mind, Hawks general manager Danny Ferry was previously with the Spurs. Yahoo! Sports

February 5, 2013 Updates

On the Celtics’ side, sources say Danny Ferry and his front office have kicked the tires on a number of things, but trading Garnett has never been one they have seriously considered. Garnett does have a no-trade provision in his contract and has made it clear he would only entertain waiving it if teammate Paul Pierce were traded, if Doc Rivers was fired or if the deal was to an LA team, so at least there is a window. Sources point to Garnett’s undying loyalty to Rivers and Pierce as key reasons he would block a trade,and with the Celtics riding a four-game winning streak its highly unlikely Garnett approves a move. HoopsWorld

February 4, 2013 Updates

A free agent’s current team can offer him more money and more contractual seasons than can any outside suitor. Smith has said he feels he’s worth the maximum. The Hawks might agree. Then again, they might not. Danny Ferry, the Hawks’ general manager, offered this boilerplate declaration Monday: “Our focus continues to be on building the Atlanta Hawks, and not just for next seasons but for many seasons.” This would seem to suggest that he’s open to any and all offers but not so desperate he feels a need to do anything anytime soon. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

February 2, 2013 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks have signed veteran guard Jannero Pargo to a second 10-day contract, Hawks President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry announced today. Since signing his first 10-day deal on January 21, 2013, Pargo has averaged 5.2 points, 2.6 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 16.0 minutes (.400 FG%, .462 3FG%), appearing in five contests. In his ninth NBA season, Pargo played in seven games earlier this year with the Washington Wizards, putting in 3.0 points and 2.0 assists in 14.6 minutes per contest (.250 FG%, 1.000 FT%). In 50 games last season with the Hawks, he averaged 5.6 points, 1.9 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 13.4 minutes (.415 FG%, .384 3FG%, .950 FT%). NBA.com

January 27, 2013 Updates
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For the first two months, the Hawks did, notching wins over the Thunder, Pacers, Clippers, Nuggets, Grizzlies and Bulls. They held 11 of their first 13 opponents under 100 points. They've basically repeated the string of late, holding 10 of their last 11 opponents under 100. But the difference is that in that first streak, the Hawks scored an average of 93.9 points per game. In this recent stretch, Atlanta has scored just 87.8 per game. That included a franchise-record low 58 points against the Bulls last Monday, which served as the backdrop for Smith's suspension, which came after an incident in Tuesday's practice. "It was an isolated incident," Ferry said Sunday, "and it was addressed." NBA.com

But Ferry didn't think the Hawks as previously constituted could get out of the East, and he was right. He said he didn't want to make a decision about Drew's future before working with him. But that hasn't stopped speculation around the league that Ferry's just waiting for the season to end before bringing in Mike Brown, whom Ferry hired when he was Cleveland's GM to coach the LeBron James-led Cavs in 2005. "I've enjoyed working with Larry, first of all," Ferry said. "We talked at the beginning of the year. Let's dig into this season, get to know each other, work together. We can sit and talk after the season as it relates to where we're headed as a team. I've really enjoyed working with him. He does his preparation. He works really hard at what he does. When we've played well we've really been well-prepared as a basketball team." NBA.com

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One exec privy to Atlanta's trade posture told me Ferry seems to be in "win now" mode, which suggests he'll try to add an All-Star-caliber talent alongside Smith rather than trade him. CBSSports.com

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