Hawks talking with Ferry

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks are in talks with Danny Ferry and could be close to reaching an agreement to hire the San Antonio executive as general manager.

In a statement released Sunday night, the Hawks confirmed they have ``reached out'' to Ferry, also the former Cleveland general manager. The Hawks say they ``are engaged in conversation'' regarding the Hawks and their basketball operations.

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Hawks general manager Rick Sund's contract expires at the end of June. Sund did not return messages to The Associated Press on Saturday and Sunday.

Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson declined comment Sunday.

Ferry was named the Spurs' vice president of basketball operations in 2010. As the Cavaliers' GM from 2005-10, he led the Cavs through the most successful period in their history.

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