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Hawks name team's first diversity and inclusion officer

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have hired Nzinga Shaw as the team's first chief diversity and inclusion officer. The Hawks announced Thursday Shaw will guide Hawks executives "so that they can engender inclusivity in every facet of the business." She will report directly to Hawks chief executive officer Steve Koonin. The hiring follows racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson forgives Danny Ferry for racial remarks

Danny Ferry has begun the next leg of his apology tour, starting with Magic Johnson. Ferry and Johnson met on Tuesday after Ferry called Magic to schedule a face-to-face talk. The reason Ferry felt it particulary important to speak with Magic is because Magic came out on twitter saying that Ferry should step down after the statements he made about Luol Deng surfaced. Apparently the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

The Atlanta Hawks announced Friday that general manager Danny Ferry will be taking an indefinite leave of absence after audio surfaced of the GM reading racist remarks about Miami Heat forward Luol Deng from a scouting report in June. Ferry released a statement expressing his apology to Deng and to anyone else he offended. “Luol is a good man who I have known for many years, and...
Via NESN.com
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Audio of Hawks’ Danny Ferry’s alleged racist remarks emerge

Well this did not take long. By now everyone knows what is going on with the Hawks. Instead of dealing with a new season, they are dealing with allegations of racism among the team owner and general manager Danny Ferry. And now you can hear exactly what Ferry said (allegedly) in the audio below. Of course Ferry has denied that he was making those comments on his own accord and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Audio released of Ferry's controversial Deng comments

Danny Ferry’s explanation that he was merely reading from a scouting report when he made racist comments about Luol Deng seems less believable now that the audio has been released. On Thursday the Atlanta Journal-Constitution posted audio from the conference call Ferry had with several Atlanta Hawks owners on June 6 to discuss free agents. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Silver doesn't think Danny Ferry should be fired

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to the Atlanta Hawks and Danny Ferry. That includes league commissioner, Adam Silver. While in Spain for the FIBA World Cup, Silver was asked his thoughts, by USA Today, about the whole situation and […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Danny Ferry ‘Sounds Like (Donald) Sterling’ To Hawks Minority Owner

Michael Gearon is largely responsible for the major impending shakeup atop the Atlanta Hawks’ power structure, but “Gearon is no whistle-blowing hero for racial justice,” according to a new report. A transcript of the conference call on which Hawks general manager Danny Ferry made racist comments about Luol Deng shows the complicated politics within the organization. In the...
Via NESN.com
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Luol Deng’s Response To Danny Ferry’s Racist Remarks Was Perfect

Danny Ferry has been under fire recently after people became aware of some remarks which Ferry had made about Luol Deng during this year’s free agency period. The remarks were so egregious that several people who were on the conference call with Ferry immediately called for an internal investigation into the Hawks organization. It is not difficult to see why: According to reports...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Ferry on Luol Deng: He has African in him, would sell you counterfeit stuff

Danny Ferry looked like he was going to escape the Atlanta Hawks scandal without losing his job, but now that might not be the case. On Sunday, word came through that Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson would be selling his stake in the team after a 2012 internal email he sent was shared with the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Deng scouting report triggered Hawks investigation

It was a background report on Luol Deng that reportedly set the investigation of Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson into motion, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. The Hawks were among the teams that pursued Deng in free agency this offseason, and although he ultimately signed with the Miami Heat, it was a meeting about the small forward which ultimately led to Levenson...
Via NESN.com
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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