Wizards conduct second interview with Ferry for GM opening

Former Cavaliers and Hawks general manager Danny Ferry is reportedly up for the Wizards vacancy.

Danny Ferry interviewed with the Washington Wizards a second time Thursday for team’s general manager vacancy, according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post.

As Buckner noted, Ferry grew up in Bowie, Md., and is the son of Bob Ferry, the GM of the Wahsington Bullets from 1973-90. Danny Ferry was GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2005-10 and Atlanta Hawks from 2012-15. He mostly recently served as the New Orleans Pelicans’ senior advisor.

Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly and Oklahoma City Thunder VP of basketball operations Troy Weaver are also said to the on the radar of Wizards owner Ted Leonsis. Longtime Wizards executive Tommy Sheppard has been serving as interim president. Sheppard is also a candidate for the full-time job.

“This week, Sheppard and a contingent of Wizards staffers, including Coach Scott Brooks, have been in Chicago for the combine and pre-draft interviews,” Buckner wrote. “The team has interviewed a host of potential lottery picks including Cam Reddish (Duke), Jarrett Culver (Texas Tech), Brandon Clarke (Gonzaga), Coby White (North Carolina) and Jordan Poole (Michigan), among others.”

The Wizards finished 32-50 this past season and did not make the playoffs. They own the No. 9 overall pick in the June 20 draft.