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DANNY FERRY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Atlanta Hawks: Danny Ferry out; Mike Budenholzer moving up

Danny Ferry’s time with the Atlanta Hawks has officially come to an end, as the team announced the buyout of the general manager’s contract Monday. Although the exact amount and details of the buyout were not released, league sources say it will include an amount greater than the balance of Ferry’s current contract, which has three additional years remaining. Hawks’ current...
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Investigation finds no evidence of racial bias by Hawks GM Ferry

ATLANTA -- An independent investigation has found former Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry was not motivated by racial bias in making statements which ultimately ended his time with the team. A letter summarizing the investigation by the Atlanta law firm Alston & Bird was obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, as was a letter from Hawks co-owner Todd Foreman to Ferry...
Via AP on Fox
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks reach buyout agreement with GM Danny Ferry

ATLANTA -- A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a buyout of the final two years of general manager Danny Ferry's contract. The person says the buyout will be paid by the current ownership group, which has reached a deal to sell the team for $850 million to a group led by billionaire businessman Antony Ressler. The person...
Via AP on Fox
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks Part Ways with Danny Ferry, Mike Budenholzer to Become Team President

The Atlanta Hawks are parting ways with general manager Danny Ferry, who has been away from the team since last year after making some racially insensitive remarks during a meeting. In what promises to be a major shake-up in the team’s front office Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report that head coach Mike Budenholzer will take over as the Hawks...
Via Sportsnaut
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-mayor of Atlanta backs Danny Ferry's return

The last thing the Atlanta Hawks need right now is their general manager getting in the way. Off to their best record since the days of Dominique Wilkins, the Hawks sit atop the Eastern Conference with a 43-11 record. And they’ve done it with GM Danny Ferry on a leave of absence and a big ‘For...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2015  |  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

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

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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