After being mentioned as a candidate for the Timberwolves general manager position, Landry Fields will hold the same title for the Hawks following a recent promotion.
The Atlanta Hawks are promoting assistant GM Landry Fields to the title of general manager, beginning on July 1, sources tell ESPN. Fields will continue to work under President of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk in the Hawks' front office.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 13, 2022
As Woj mentions, Fields will continue to work under Travis Schlenk, who is really the de facto general manager. This is probably more of an on-paper promotion, though I’m sure there will be increased levels of responsibility for Fields.
Fields notably played for the Knicks and most recently for the Raptors but sat out the 2015-16 season with a nerve issue in his elbow. Then, four years later, the 33-year-old was named the assistant general manager of the Hawks. It only took three years as a scout and one year as a G League general manager for him to reach that position.