Adam Silver advised the Milwaukee Bucks to consider hiring Danny Ferry when they began to struggle with who to hire as general manager.
Milwaukee ownership was not unanimous in elevating Justin Zanik for the job while another candidate, Arturas Karnisovas, wa given a promotion to remain with the Denver Nuggets.
Ferry is currently a consultant for the Pelicans and was open to discussing the job but never formally interviewed.
Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence and was eventually replaced when he was general manager of the Hawks after reading a racist scouting report on Luol Deng.
Both Ferry and Silver attended Duke.