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Reed says six groups want to buy Hawks, 'incentives' might be offered, and a new stadium isn't out of the question

Mayor Kasim Reed says the city will play an "important role" in helping to decide who will purchase Atlanta Hawks majority co-owner Bruce Levenson's stake in the team - and is warning Atlantans that they might be asked to help keep the...Show More Summary

Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins to be immortalized with statue

Here’s the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporting on one of the most popular Hawks of all time: Dominique Wilkins will get his statue. The Basketball Hall of Famer and Hawks legend will have a statue of his likeness erected outside Philips Arena next year. A group has contracted Hall of Fame sculptor Brian Hanlon to do the art work many believe long [...]

NBA Players Bothered by Hawks' Situation, but Not Unanimous in Condemnation

Carmelo Anthony speaks for some NBA players when it comes to the Atlanta Hawks. Just not all of them. The New York Knicks small forward said last weekend that free agents would not consider signing with the Atlanta franchise after an...Show More Summary

Atlanta Hawks to Unveil a Dominique Wilkins Statue

The Human Highlight Film is at last getting a statue. Dominique Wilkins, the greatest Atlanta Hawk of all, will strike a pose for all time outside Philips Arena next season. […] The post Atlanta Hawks to Unveil a Dominique Wilkins Statue appeared first on SLAMonline.

Atlanta mayor: Talked to six possible Hawks owners

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed says he has talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks after a racially charged email prompted owner Bruce Levenson to announce he's selling the team.

Mayor says Atlanta needs 'assistance' keeping the Hawks, whatever that means

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed suggested the city may need to sell Turner Field to ensure the Hawks stay in Atlanta, but why is that necessary? Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed dropped some odd hints while speaking to reporters about the future of...Show More Summary

Tyler Perry and who else? The ideal Atlanta Hawks owners group

The Atlanta Hawks need a new ownership that's distinctive to the city. Spencer Hall and Jason Kirk are here to brainstorm. Jason: So, the Atlanta Spirit has eight members. Should we match that number? Spencer: Yes. At least. Jason: Big Boi, without a second's hesitation. Spencer: In. Jason: Animatronic Ted Turner. Spencer: Yes. Show More Summary

Mayor Reed Briefing on Finding New Hawks Ownership

Mayor Kasim Reed to Hold Briefing on Atlanta Hawks — City of Atlanta, GA (@Cityofatlanta) September 16, 2014 Does this mean the Hawks will come back from Winnipeg?

Adrian Peterson: Serial Child Abuser Or Concerned Father?!?

I just spent the past few days being extorted by a Mouse, so I'm sorta playing catchup right now. In any event, last week was a less-than-great week for the world of professional sports. Between the Atlanta Hawks situation, the Ray Rice...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Atlanta Hawks' Shooting Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

Shooting guard looks like a stable if unspectacular position for the Atlanta Hawks in 2014-15. Last year's starter, Kyle Korver, is back for another season with the team. Korver's dead-eye three-point shooting ability will provide Atlanta's...Show More Summary

Blax News: Civil Rights Pharisees Of Georgia Say That Bagging "Racist Atlanta Hawks General Manager" Is More Important On Their Black Progressive Agenda Than Is The Alleged "Witness Intimidation" By A Local Street Pirate Gang That Caused A Judge To Ban Th

(Psst: "Ninjas Get Themselves Kilt All Of The Time In Metro Atlanta. The News Media Reserves The Right To Add Emphasis To A Small, Select Few Of Such Homicides" ) STREET PIRATES USE 'WITNESS INTIMIDATION' TO ALTER PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE...Show More Summary

Levenson Stumbles on the Line Between Business and Bias

After outrage over an email by the owner of the Atlanta Hawks led to his decision to sell his team, corporate leaders have begun a conversation about singling out demographic groups in marketing and the language used internally and externally to do it.

On the Atlanta Hawks and the black bogeyman

The email written by Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson wasn't racist, argues Torraine Walker, a writer and Midtown resident. But it says a lot about fear and metro Atlanta. There is a hilarious scene in John Waters’ “Hairspray”...Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony on Atlanta Hawks: ‘Ain’t Nobody [Who] Would Want to Go There’

In the wake of Danny Ferry’s comments about Luol Deng being made public, Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony made it clear that it could be difficult for the franchise to sign […] The post Carmelo Anthony on Atlanta Hawks: ‘Ain’t Nobody [Who] Would Want to Go There’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Hawks Issue Blanket Apology For Racially-Charged Comments

The Atlanta Hawks released a letter Saturday saying the team “did not do the right thing…over a period of years.” The apology, signed by CEO Steve Koonin, was released one day after the team announced general manager Danny Ferry was taking an indefinite leave of absence following his racially charged comments about Luol Deng. Last [...]

Luol Deng has a little African in him says Danny Ferry, Atlanta Hawks GM

 Among other apparent racist remarks, Atlanta Hawk’s General Manager Danny Ferry said Luol Deng, the 29-year-old Miami Heat star "has a little African in him." In respond to Ferry’s comment, Deng said, "I actually have a lot of African in me, not just 'a little'." Although Ferry said the words "do not reflect his views" […]

Carmelo Anthony Says Nobody Would Want To Play For The Hawks

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The Atlanta Hawks haven't exactly been a free agent hot spot for NBA stars, and their recent scandal doesn't look like it will help, at least according to Carmelo Anthony: Read more...

Atlanta Hawks release open letter of apology to fans

Coming a day after the Atlanta Hawks announced general manager Danny Ferry would be taking an indefinite leave of absence, the team's front office released an open letter of apology to fans today, signed by CEO Steve Koonin. "Over the...Show More Summary

Hawks CEO issues apology for Danny Ferry fiasco

The Hawks have issued an open letter apologizing for the recent controversy surrounding the team. Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has written an open letter to the "team, fans and City of Atlanta," apologizing for the recent controversy regarding general manager Danny Ferry and minority owner Bruce Levenson. The full letter can be read below:

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