Hawks hire west coast scout

The Hawks have hired Richard Midgley as their west coast scout.

Midgley spent the past two seasons at the head basketball coach at his alma mater Modesto Christian High School in California. He will leave the program for his new position.

The Hawks are expanding their regional scouting network. West coast scouting was previously part of the responsibility of John Treloar, the team’s director of player personnel. The hire of Midgley will allow Treloar to play a larger role with the Hawks.

Jeff Peterson, who was recently promoted to assistant general manager from director of scouting, also handles scouting duties in the southeast. The Hawks intend to find a scout in that region. The Hawks are also looking to add to their overseas scouting staff.

The moves will allow Treloar and Peterson to play bigger-picture roles with the Hawks in terms of scouting the top of the draft and handling other basketball operations duties.