Atlanta Hawks president of basketball operations Travis Schlenk is moving into a senior advisory role effective immediately, according to an official team announcement issue on Wednesday morning.
In a corresponding move, Hawks general manager Landry Fields will oversee basketball operations. Fields, 34, was promoted to general manager earlier this year and initially joined the organization as an assistant general manager back in 2020.
Schlenk, 46, issued the following statement, citing his decision to prioritize his family.
“Throughout this season, [Hawks owner Tony Ressler] and I have had multiple, honest conversations about some of the personal things I’ve been going through and how I’ve been feeling, and I appreciate the counsel he has provided me as well as the opportunity he gave me six seasons ago to be a first-time general manager,” he said in the statement announcing the news. “As we enter a new year, the timing feels right for me to take a step back, reflect and prioritize my family.”
“I am proud of the group I assembled both on the floor and in the front office. We have built a strong foundation for the Hawks franchise and achieved a high level of success. As an advisor, I look forward to working with Tony and Landry and continuing to make contributions in less visible but still impactful ways.”
“We have a great appreciation for the work Travis has done in guiding our franchise through a quick rebuilding process and shaping us into a playoff contender. He has worked tirelessly from his first day with our organization to move us toward our ultimate goal of becoming a championship franchise,” Ressler said in the statement. “With his strong eye for talent, work ethic and knowledge of our team, we are confident that he will serve us well as a trusted advisor.”