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Hawks hire Warriors' Schlenk as GM

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 22: Assistant General Manager Travis Schlenk of the Golden State Warriors looks on against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2217 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2217 AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have hired Travis Schlenk as general manager and head of basketball operations, giving the Golden State assistant GM control of personnel decisions.

Schlenk succeeds Wes Wilcox, who resigned May 5 as part of the restructuring of the Hawks' front office.

Schlenk spent 12 years with Golden State and is awaiting a third straight NBA Finals. He served as assistant to general manager Bob Myers the past five years. He spent two seasons as the team's director of player personnel. The hiring Thursday means this will be his first chance to have final say on personnel moves.

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