Sources: Pelicans Hire Danny Ferry as Special Adviser

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The New Orleans Pelicans have hired former Atlanta Hawks president of basketball operations Danny Ferry as special adviser, nearly two years after he took a leave of absence from the Hawks over insensitive racial remarks.

Ferry will be a consultant to the Pelicans in a similar fashion as Hall of Famer Jerry West is to the Golden State Warriors, a source said.

Source: Marc J. Spears of ESPN