- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he’s hired former NBA player and front office executive Danny Ferry as a special adviser.

Demps says Ferry’s “experience, insight and achievements will be a welcomed addition.”

Ferry’s most recent NBA job was with Atlanta, where he was general manager from 2012 to 2015. Before that, he spent a couple seasons in San Antonio’s front office. From 2005 to 2010, Ferry was Cleveland’s GM, building a team around LeBron James that reached the 2007 NBA finals.

The Pelicans are coming off an injury-plagued 30-win season and are trying to strengthen All-Star forward Anthony Davis’ supporting cast.

New Orleans holds the sixth pick in this month’s NBA draft and is poised to enter free agency with considerable financial flexibility.

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