Travis Schlenk, Atlanta Hawks President, moves to advisory role
Ricky Gray | December 21, 2022
Effective immediately, Schlenk will move into a senior advisor position.
The Atlanta Hawks announced today that President of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk will move into a senior advisory role, effective immediately.
Current General Manager Landry Fields will oversee basketball operations from this point forward.
Schlenk stated that the move was to focus on prioritizing time with his family.
His statement read: “Throughout this season, [Hawks owner Tony Ressler] and I have had multiple, honest conversations about some of the personal things I've been going through and how I've been feeling, and I appreciate the counsel he has provided me as well as the opportunity he gave me six seasons ago to be a first-time general manager.
“As we enter a new year, the timing feels right for me to take a step back, reflect and prioritize my family.”
Fields, who is 34-years old, was promoted to general manager earlier this year after joining the franchise as an assistant general manager in 2020.
Schlenk continued: “I am proud of the group I assembled both on the floor and in the front office. We have built a strong foundation for the Hawks franchise and achieved a high level of success.
“As an advisor, I look forward to working with Tony and Landry and continuing to make contributions in less visible but still impactful ways.”
Fields played five seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors.
Hawks Owner Tony Ressler added: “We have a great appreciation for the work Travis has done in guiding our franchise through a quick rebuilding process and shaping us into a playoff contender.
“With his strong eye for talent, work ethic and knowledge of our team, we are confident that he will serve us well as a trusted advisor.”