Kyle Korver has always been one of the best three-point shooters in the game. After retiring a few seasons ago, the Atlanta Hawks had made a deal for him to be the franchise’s director of player affairs and development.
Three weeks ago, Travis Schlenk stepped down as the president of basketball operations. Since then, the Hawks have been reshaping their new front office under new general manager Landry Fields. The former NBA All-Rookie First Team (2011) member has been making several staff changes already, and elevating Korver to a more prominent role has been at the top of the priority list.
The Hawks have been actively trying to find a trade partner, especially in a John Collins deal. Though Korver may not have a lot of executive experience, he spent 17 years in the NBA where he averaged right around nine or ten points for most of his career. That includes 4 1/2 seasons and an all-star appearance with the Hawks.
He ranks fifth in NBA history in 3-pointers made (2,450) and seventh in career 3-point percentage (.429).
He was inducted into the Creighton Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018 and holds the Creighton and Missouri Valley Conference record with 371 career 3-pointers.
Things haven’t gone according to plan for the Hawks, who are 19-22 and ninth in the Eastern Conference. They’ve seen their biggest star, Trae Young, in the middle of internal turmoil, and head coach Nate McMillan had to address rumors he could step down in the middle of the season.
Kyle Korver worked as the Brooklyn Nets player development coach during the 2021-22 season. He’ll continue to serve in player development strategies as well moving forward. Though now as an assistant GM, he will help Fields navigate the franchise through a difficult situation.
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