Peterson, who played collegiately at Iowa and Arkansas and finished his career at Florida State, began his front office career with the Hawks as a seasonal basketball operations assistant in 2012. He was named assistant general manager under then-GM Wes Wilcox in 2016. He retained the position under Schlenk.
In making the announcement, Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a release: “We are thrilled to welcome Jeff and his wife, Lauren, to Brooklyn. 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.”