Tuesday , Oct , 26 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Hawks promote Grant to VP of basketball operations

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – The Atlanta Hawks Tuesday promoted Chris Grant
to vice president of basketball operations and assistant general manager.

Grant, who will enter his ninth year with the club, has served in various
capacities in the organization, including most recently acting as the team’s
director of scouting.

He has also held positions as a video intern, video coordinator, NBA advance
scout, assistant director of scouting and director of scouting.

“We have significantly upgraded our basketball operations staff and I’m very
appreciative that our ownership group and Bernie Mullin have provided me with
the resources to get the job accomplished,” said executive vice president and
general manager Billy Knight. “Chris and I have worked very closely over the
past three seasons, and this promotion is a reflection of the confidence I
have in his abilities. He is an important part of our organization and I know
his basketball knowledge will serve us well.”

Grant, 32, will now be in charge of assisting Knight in day-to-day operations,
including all player acquisitions at the pro, college and international

“Billy has shown great loyalty and trust in my abilities, and I look forward
to continuing to help him build this franchise into a successful one for our
ownership group, our organization and our fans,” said Grant. “Each of us
understands that we have a lot of work to do to reach the ultimate goal of
winning a championship and we are committed to making the process work.”