By Dorothy J. Gentry
Tori Miller began her basketball career as an intern for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. On July 16th, she made history when she was named General Manager of the College Park Skyhawks, the first woman to hold the title of General Manager in the history of the NBA G League. The Skyhawks are the NBA G-League affiliate team for the Atlanta Hawks. The position is a promotion for the Decatur, GA native who was named Assistant General Manager of the Skyhawks on July 30, 2019.
According to the team’s announcement, former Skyhawks General Manager Derek Pierce will continue to oversee Atlanta’s scouting department in his role as Vice President of Player Personnel for the Hawks. Miller, a University of Miami graduate, began her tenure with the organization as manager of basketball operations in 2017 with the Erie BayHawks, the NBA G-League of the New Orleans Pelicans. The Skyhawks were 14th in the G-League’s Eastern Conference with a 13-30 record before the G-League’s season was canceled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The NBA G League is the National Basketball Association’s official minor league basketball organization.