Hawks GM Ferry hires Wilcox as assistant

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Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has hired a new assistant from one of his old teams.

Ferry on Tuesday named Wes Wilcox as assistant general manager. Wilcox was director of player personnel for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Wilcox joined the Cavaliers in 2003. Ferry was Cleveland’s GM from 2005-10 before spending two years as San Antonio’s vice president of basketball operations.

Ferry has been busy in his first eight days in Atlanta. He chose Vanderbilt guard John Jenkins and Virginia forward Mike Scott at last week’s draft before making two major trades Monday.

The Hawks agreed to deal All-Star guard Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets for five players and a protected draft pick. Also, Atlanta will send forward Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz for guard Devin Harris.

NETS: Deron Williams is staying put.

The All-Star point guard said on his Twitter page that he “made a very tough decision today” and posted a picture of the new team logo that accompanies the Nets’ move from New Jersey to Brooklyn.

A person with knowledge of the decision says Williams told the team Tuesday he was accepting their five-year contract worth $98 million.

KNICKS: Guard Landry Fields could be on his way out of New York after agreeing to sign an offer sheet with the Toronto Raptors.

The Octagon agency confirmed the deal, reported Tuesday by ESPN.com to be for three years and about $20 million.

HEAT: A person familiar with the schedule tells The Associated Press that free agent guard Ray Allen will visit Miami on Thursday.

Miami can only offer Allen the mini mid-level exception worth just over $3 million a year, or roughly half of what the Boston Celtics are willing to pay to keep the NBA’s leading 3-point shooter.

CAVALIERS: A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press that Cleveland is interested in free agent guard Brandon Roy, who is attempting a comeback.

The Golden State Warriors are also interested in Roy.


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