|In his role as Assistant General Manager, Scott Wilkinson's Basketball operations duties include, among other things, assisting in the negotiation and drafting of contracts for players, coaches and other staff; trade research; salary cap management; collective bargaining agreement issues; insurance/risk management; and scheduling of the club's preseason games. |
Wilkinson also maintains his responsibility as Chief Legal Officer with oversight of all legal matters for the Atlanta Hawks, HTPA Holding Company and Atlanta Hawks Foundation.
Wilkinson was previously Assistant General Counsel for Turner Sports, Inc., providing legal support to Turner Sports properties, including the Hawks, Atlanta Braves, World Championship Wrestling and The Goodwill games.
Before his tenure at Turner, Wilkinson practiced law with Moore & Van Allen in Durham, NC, and was also a founding member and sports agent for Buoniconti Sports Management Group, LLC. Prior to that, he was an Associate at Ginsburg, Feldman and Bress in Washington D.C., and a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps. Wilkinson retired in 2006 from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel following 20 years of service.
Wilkinson attended Duke University on a football scholarship and earned his A.B. degree, cum laude, in 1985. He earned his J.D. from Duke in 1988.
Wilkinson and his wife, Beth, have two children and reside in Atlanta. He serves as a board member for Atlanta Hawks Foundation.