Found August 16, 2012 on
Recently Charles Bethea had a sit down with Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry to discuss a number of a number of topics for Grantland.com. Topics varied from the Dwight Howard trade to the Joe Johnson trade and fans are even able to get an inside pick at the family life of Mr. Ferry. There were a couple of questions that Ferry answered that may shine some light on what many fans of the Atlanta Hawks were wondering. We will quote Danny Ferry on the reasons he chose to come to Atlanta, Jeff Teague’s role with the team, and making Atlanta more attractive to NBA free agents.
Bethea asks “What drew you to Atlanta?”
Ferry: “I looked at it as a challenge. But once I spent time with the ownership, with Bruce (Levenson), specifically – a lot of time, a lot of deep questioning and thoughts back and forth- I got the sense that: One, he was committed to do this right. And he understands that things needed to change, on his behalf, and on ownership’s behalf, to help make it happen. There was a sense ...
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