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Hawks hire Sund to replace Knight as general manager

Updated: May 28, 2008, 11:01 PM ET
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ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks hired longtime NBA executive Rick Sund as their new general manager after a frustrating three-week search to replace Billy Knight.

The Hawks first offered the job to Cleveland Cavaliers assistant general manager Chris Grant, who rejected the offer Monday. Atlanta earlier saw another prime candidate -- San Antonio Spurs assistant Dennis Lindsey -- withdraw his name from consideration.

But the Hawks moved quickly after Grant's rejection, going away from their ...

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