The Atlanta Hawks requested to speak with Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey for its own GM vacancy, but the Blazers rejected, according to Yahoo Sports.
Olshey has been Portland’s GM since 2012. Prior to that he was GM and vice president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Clippers.
A one-time actor, Olshey spent his pre-NBA years playing roles on soap operas such as All My Children and Loving.
Hawks search is ongoing, but probing on Olshey shows a possible willingness to spend significant money for elite executives. https://t.co/AmjckNXpr8
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) May 19, 2017