The Brooklyn Nets named former San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks executive Andy Birdsong as assistant general manager on Monday.
“Andy is an accomplished basketball executive who brings a wealth of experience in talent evaluation and roster construction to our front office team,” Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a press release. “The knowledge he has garnered from his time as a member of such exemplary organizations as the Spurs and the Hawks will greatly benefit our group.”
Birdsong was the manager of basketball operations with Atlanta from 2012-15. He became San Antonio’s director of basketball operations in 2015 and was promoted to director of pro player personnel in 2016. He also served as GM of the Austin Spurs, the team’s NBA G League affiliate.
Birdsong will work with former Hawks executive Jeff Peterson under Marks.
Peterson was named an assistant GM on Saturday, replacing Trajan Langdon who departed May 19 to become the general manager of the New Orleans Pelicans.
—Field Level Media