Sund, hired Wednesday, has worked in NBA front offices for more than 30 years, including stints with Milwaukee, Dallas, Detroit and most recently Seattle.
Sund, 56, will replace Billy Knight , who resigned May 7 after six years with the Hawks.
HORNETS: NBA Coach of the Year Byron Scott and New Orleans agreed in principle to a contract extension.
Citing team policies, the Hornets did not release the terms of the contract.
SPURS: Coach Gregg Popovich has signed a contract extension with San Antonio.
Popovich confirmed the extension, which runs through the 2011-12 season, before the Spurs' Game 4 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
BULLS: Forward and former Florida star Joakim Noah accepted a deferred prosecution agreement in his marijuana possession case, resulting in six months probation and a $200 fine.
The charges will be dropped in six months if Noah meets terms of his probation.
Noah also must pay $206 in traffic fines for two citations he received Sunday on the University of Florida campus. Noah was ticketed for driving with a suspended license without knowledge and not wearing a seat belt.
MUST SEE TV? NBA playoff games have mysteriously disappeared from Chinese television.
Entertainment programs were suspended last week during a three-day period of mourning for victims of the deadly Sichuan earthquake, including NBA playoff games.
When the mourning period ended, the NBA playoffs returned as the state-run national broadcaster CCTV showed the Western Conference final between the Lakers and Spurs. However, subsequent games have not been shown.