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  • Atlanta Hawks co-owner tried to oust GM Danny Ferry over Deng remarks

    Atlanta Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. sought the ouster of General Manager Danny Ferry less than a week after Ferry disparaged free agent prospect Luol Deng during a conference call with team executives in June. In a letter written to controlling...
  • From Atlanta Hawks GM's remark to disclosure of Bruce Levenson email

    The end of Bruce Levenson's tenure as controlling owner of the Atlanta Hawks was triggered by a remark made by team General Manager Danny Ferry that touched off an internal investigation. Ferry said free-agent target Luol Deng had "some African in him"...
  • Comment about Heat's Deng triggered Hawks' racism scandal

    Comment about Heat's Deng triggered Hawks' racism scandal
      The courtship of Miami Heat free-agent acquisition Luol Deng by the Atlanta Hawks apparently triggered the events that have left the Hawks under the microscope for bigoted and racially insensitive operations, as well as for sale.   While Deng was...
  • NBA roundup: Hawks to discipline GM Ferry

    The Sports Xchange NBA roundup: Hawks to discipline GM Ferry Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry will be disciplined by the team for reading aloud at a June meeting a racist comment from a player's background report. A chain of events...
  • Civil rights leader decries 'culture of racism' at Atlanta Hawks

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Civil rights leaders said on Monday they wanted to meet with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin to discuss their concerns about pervasive racism at the organization after the team's owner admitted to making racially insensitive remarks...
  • Heat's Deng was subject of racist remark on Hawks' report

    Luol Deng was the free-agent player being discussed in a Hawks' owners call in June when a racist comment was read from a background report by general manager Danny Ferry, according to a person familiar with the situation. According to a second person...
  • GM Danny Ferry To Be Disciplined By Hawks For Reading Racist Comment

    Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry will be disciplined by the team for reading aloud at a June meeting a racist comment from a player's background report. A chain of events involviing Ferry led to Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson putting his...
  • Donald Sterling attorney blasts NBA after Hawks owner's email surfaces

    One of Donald Sterling’s attorneys blasted the NBA following the announcement that Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson would sell his stake in the franchise after a racially charged email he wrote emerged. "I don't think it's a surprise," Bobby...
  • Hawks to discipline GM Ferry for repeating racist comment

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 1: Minor edits throughout Hawks to discipline GM Ferry for repeating racist comment Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry will be disciplined by the team for reading aloud at a June meeting a racist comment...
  • Bruce Levenson, Owner Of NBA's Hawks, Under Fire For Racial Remarks

    The owner of the Atlanta Hawks announced on Sunday he would sell his controlling interest in the NBA franchise because of racially insensitive remarks he made, in an echo of a scandal involving the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. Hawks...
  • Atlanta Hawks owner stepping aside over racially charged email

    Nearly a month after Donald Sterling was stripped of his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, ending a contentious legal battle sparked by his remarks about blacks, his comments have created fallout in another corner of the National Basketball Assn....
  • Atlanta Hawks owner selling team after racist e-mail

    Atlanta Hawks owner selling team after racist e-mail
    UPDATE: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has published Bruce Levenson's email in its entirety online. Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson announced that he is selling his share of the team after he admitted to writing an e-mail two years...