Higgins, Riley highlight Hawks’ front-office changes

Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk has brought on a former Warriors GM in an advisory role.

Former Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets general manager Rod Higgins has been named vice president of basketball operations of the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced in a press release.

Higgins, who served a college scout for the Hawks last season, will continue to report to second-year Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk — formerly the assistant GM with the Warriors.

Additionally, the Hawks announced that former Warriors GM Larry Riley will be brought in as a senior adviser. Riley has also spent time in the front office with the Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and Milwaukee Bucks.

The Hawks also announced that Daniel Starkman has been named the team’s manager of basketball operations, and Dwight Lutz has been hired as director of basketball strategy and analytics. Starkman was previously employed by the Hawks and Lutz served in a similar analytics capacity with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Check out the full press release for other goings-on in the Hawks’ front office and with the medical staff.