The Nets announced on Saturday they've hired Hawks assistant general manager Jeff Peterson to the same position.
Peterson replaces Trajan Langdon, who recently left to become the new Pelicans general manager.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jeff and his wife, Lauren, to Brooklyn," Nets GM Sean Marks said in a release. "Jeff is an innovative basketball executive who shares our strategic team building vision and will fit seamlessly within our culture. His extensive scouting and front office experience will be tremendous assets to our group as we continue to move forward."
Peterson and Brooklyn head coach Kenny Atkinson both started with the Hawks in 2012. Atkinson was an assistant coach there for four seasons before taking the Nets job. Peterson worked his way up to becoming Atlanta's director of scouting in 2015 before he was assistant general manager for three seasons. Nets assistant coach Jordan Ott also worked with Peterson in Atlanta when Ott was video coordinator for three seasons.
The Springfield, Missouri native played collegiately at Iowa, Arkansas and Florida State.
His hiring begins Brooklyn's task of filling the voids left by several key figures. In addition to Langdon, the Nets lost director of global scouting Gianluca Pascucci when he became assistant GM with Minnesota; Will Weaver, who was the head coach of their G League team, left to become the head coach of the Sydney Kings in Australia; assistant coach Chris Fleming left to become the Bulls' lead assistant.