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The New Orleans Pelicans have hired former Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry as a special advisor, the team announced Wednesday.

“I am excited to announce Danny Ferry has accepted our offer to join the New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations staff as a special advisor,” said the team’s general manager Dell Demps. “Danny’s experience, insight and achievements will be a welcomed addition to the Pelicans as we continue our quest to improve the team.”

Ferry took a leave of absence from the Hawks in September 2014 after making racially insensitive comments about Luol Deng. The team parted ways with Ferry more than eight months later. 

Before joining the Hawks, Ferry served as the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the San Antonio Spurs from 2010–12. He also served as the general manager for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2005–10.

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Ferry played in the NBA for 13 seasons, spending the first ten years of his career with the Cavaliers before joining the Spurs.

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