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Atlanta Hawks: 5 Ways Danny Ferry Has Already Improved the Franchise
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Danny Ferry has created a lot of buzz in Atlanta with his moves as GM so far

A change of scenery can mean different things to different people in the NBA.

For Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry, it means so much more than just a new gig in a new city. It means a shot at redemption.

After spending a year as the vice president of basketball operations in San Antonio with the Spurs, the 45-year-old executive is getting another opportunity to start a project that he can call all his own once again.

We all remember how it ended in Cleveland in 2010, with a “mutual parting” that came days after the firing of Mike Brown and would be followed by the unceremonious departure of LeBron James.

As fate would have it, all three of them would end up being just fine.

Brown is now coaching a team full of superstars in L.A., LeBron finally won his title and Ferry seems to have found the challenge he always craved in Atlanta.

With a clean slate and no superstars with entourages to placate this time around, Ferry has used this offseason to leave his mark on the new blueprint for the Hawks.

Here are some of the best moves Ferry has made this offseason in order to (eventually) turn a perennial second-round team into a true contender

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