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|Marty Hurney will be calling the shots once again with the Carolina Panthers.
Carolina re-hired Hurney as its general manager on Wednesday Taron Johnson Color Rush Jersey , marking his second full-time stint as general manager. Hurney previously worked for the Panthers from 1998-2012, beginning as GM in 2002. He rejoined the Panthers last July as on an interim basis.
Panthers COO Tina Becker said Hurney did an ”exceptional” job in helping the Panthers to an 11-5 season last year.
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”Marty’s guidance and vision helped build the foundation for this team, and his work this season was instrumental in returning the team to the playoffs,” Becker said in news release. ”We believe he will continue to craft a roster that will win games and contend for a championship.”
The Panthers reinstated Hurney as interim general manager last week after an NFL investigation found no wrongdoing into charges of harassment by his ex-wife.
Hurney had been on a paid leave of absence during the investigation and had disputed all accusations through his attorney.
Hurney returned to the Panthers in an interim capacity in late July 2017, prior to the start of training camp after owner Jerry Richardson abruptly fired Dave Gettleman. Gettleman had served as the team’s general manager since 2013 and had helped the Panthers get to the playoffs three times in four seasons behind a team that Hurney largely constructed.
He said he’s excited to be in charge of personnel decisions in Carolina.
”I have always felt a strong connection to this organization and viewed this job as one of the very best in the NFL because of the people here,” Hurney said. ”Mr. Richardson and Tina have been open and honest with me from the beginning Rashaad Penny Color Rush Jersey , and I am thankful for the trust they have placed in me.”
The Panthers made three playoff appearances, won two NFC South titles, and played in two NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl under Hurney during his first tenure.
His last two first-round draft choices as general manager – quarterback Cam Newton and linebacker Luke Kuechly – both won NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Newton went on to become the league’s MVP in 2015 leading the Panthers to a 17-2 season, while Kuechly was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in his second season.
Hurney also traded for tight end Greg Olsen and hit home runs on draft picks like center Ryan Kalil.
He also made a few mistakes along the way, including overpaying to keep some veteran players and trading up to get wide receiver Armanti Edwards from Appalachian State, a move that never panned out.
”I gained a lot of perspective being away and then back in an interim role last season http://www.lionsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-frank-ragnow-jersey ,” Hurney said. ”I feel that I am the best person to help (coach) Ron (Rivera) and this team moving forward. We have a really special core of players in place, and I’m extremely excited about the direction we are headed.”
The Panthers went 11-5 last season with Hurney as their interim general manager, but lost in the wild card round of the playoffs to the New Orleans Saints.
The Atlanta Hawks expect to enter NBA free agency next week with about $20 million in salary cap space and three open spots on their roster.
General manager Travis Schlenk says the team will be in no rush to spend that money.
”We will not be quickly out of the gate looking to sign guys,” Schlenk said Monday, when the Hawks introduced their three first-round draft picks, guards Trae Young and Kevin Huerter and forward Omari Spellman.
”We’ll kind of sit back and see what the market dictates. … We’ll kind of play a waiting game and see how the market plays out.”
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The Hawks may have had more interest in bargain shopping for affordable help on their front line before veterans Dewayne Dedmon and Mike Muscala exercised their contract options to return next season.
Guards Malcolm Delaney and Damion Lee are eligible to become free agents.
The rebuilding Hawks’ focus is on their youth. The team traded No. 3 pick Luka Doncic to Dallas for Young, the No. 5 pick. Atlanta also acquired a 2019 first-round pick from Dallas in Thursday night’s deal.
Only one day later, Young already was featured on billboards around Atlanta. Clearly, Young is seen as the much-needed new face of the franchise as well as the future floor leader of the team.
Young wore long pants – but no socks – to Monday’s news conference after making a fashion statement by wearing shorts to the draft. He said he had not yet seen himself on the new billboards.
Asked if he’s ready to handle the expectations that come with being a top-five pick, Young said ”I’m just a piece of the puzzle. I’m not the whole thing. … I’m looking forward to working with everybody.”
Schlenk and new coach Lloyd Pierce said they expect starting point guard Dennis Schroder to remain with the team and share time with Young.
While back in his native Germany to play with his national team this summer, Schroder expressed a desire to be traded.
Schlenk said he talked with Schroder about the quote and said ”they just took snippets of his answers.”
Pierce said Schroder is on board with the Hawks’ rebuilding plan.
”Talking to Dennis http://www.broncosauthorizedshops.com/authentic-isaac-yiadom-jersey , he’s excited,” Pierce said. ”He was excited about who we were going to end up with in the draft and he’s excited about where we’re headed.”
Pierce said it will be important for Young to have Schroder as a mentor, just as former Hawks guard Jeff Teague set the example when Schroder entered the league.
”I think Dennis will be a tremendous role model,” Pierce said. ”We’ve talked already about him and Trae not only co-existing but him being a leader for Trae and helping him on the court.”
The Hawks still could be receptive to trade inquiries about Schroder. Atlanta’s cap space could be more useful in a trade, possibly involving Schroder for a veteran, than in free agency.
Huerter will not play this summer following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right hand. He wore a brace on his right hand on Monday but said he is recovering quickly and hopes to be cleared before his projected three-month rehabilitation period.
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Huerter made no friends with Braves fans when he said he is a San Francisco Giants fan and added ”Hopefully I can go to a game and see the Giants beat them.”