Director of Scouting
Heard joined the Hawks' basketball operations department on July 1, 2004, as he
was named Director of Scouting. Heard replaced Chris Grant, who was promoted to
Vice President and Assistant General Manager.
Heard, a member of the Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies' scouting staff since
1996-97, was one of the organization's national scouts during his years with the
Prior to his stint with the Grizzlies, Heard spent three years on the collegiate
level at the University of California - Berkeley. After one season as an
administrative assistant, Heard became an assistant coach on then-coach Todd
Bozeman's staff, where he worked with former Hawks and Grizzlies forward Shareef
Born in Detroit, Heard led the state of Michigan in scoring with 38 points per
game en route to earning prep All-America honors. He went on to play college
ball at Kansas State for one season, before transferring to Highland Park CC in
Miichigan, where he was named a J.C. All-American.
After completing his collegiate career at Sam Houston State in Huntsville,
Texas, he returned to his home state where he coached several seasons on the
high school level before joining Bozeman's staff at Cal. In addition to his
day-to-day administrative duties there, Heard directed the Cal Basketball Camps
and Todd Bozeman Basketball School.