Wes Wilcox Rumors

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There has been a belief within the Hawks’ organization for several months that the team’s general manager is not going to be brought back. The thinking is that coach Mike Budenholzer (expected to get a new contract with a raise and more autonomy) and assistant general manager Wes Wilcox likely will be at the top of the basketball operations department, at least for the next year. At this point, there are three scenarios for Ferry, but only two plausible ones: Ferry resigns: This is the favorite. It could happen any day. The Hawks likely would agree to pay off the balance of Ferry’s contract and it would allow him to make an exit statement along the lines of, “I’m proud of the work I did here but I feel it’s the best for all parties to move on.” Ferry is fired: It doesn’t serve anybody to have this thing end ugly, least of all Ferry, who wants to get another job (and will). But he has been resistant to leaving, loves living in Atlanta and it may come to this. Ferry is kept: Think “PowerBall” odds.
The Cavaliers have promoted Wes Wilcox to director of pro player personnel and Trent Redden to basketball operations manager/scout, Cavs general manager Chris Grant announced today. Wilcox joined the Cavaliers prior to the 2003-04 season and for the past three seasons has served as the team’s pro/college scout. He has played a key role in the Cavs personnel operation, focusing on the NBA and NCAA as well as the minor and international leagues. He also served as an advance scout.