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Gustavo Ayon Being Pursued By Shandong

Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association is making a strong push for Gustavo Ayon, a source tells RealGM. Ayon had reached a deal with Real Madrd, but his buyout clause had become an issue. Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks and had an impressive World Cup.
Via RealGM
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spurs still have sights on Ayon?

Nine days ago a report came out stating free agent Gustavo Ayon of Mexico had agreed to a multi-year deal with the Spanish club Real Madrid. However, Sunday, a tweet from Eurohoops.net expressed the San Antonio Spurs still reportedly have interest in Ayon. The
Via Project Spurs
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: 3 reasons Al Horford will be an All-Star

The Atlanta Hawks’ season went slightly downhill last year when they lost center Al Horford, who is arguably the face of the franchise. Horford was undoubtedly the Hawks leader on and off the court. He led the Hawks by averaging 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game during the 29 games he played before the injury. During that stretch he shot nearly 57 percent from the floor and...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grantham: NBA Front Offices Need More Diversity

Charles Grantham severed as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association from 1978 until 1995 had some interesting opinions about the issues that have faced the Atlanta Hawks in regards to race. “When you have an entire white ownership without anyone in that room giving a different opinion, this is what you come up with,” he said. “The question is what...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks issue letter of apology to their fans and Atlanta

Following two embarrassing situations involving high level members of the organization, the Atlanta Hawks are now attempting to repair the relationship with their fans and the community in Atlanta. An email involving racially insensitive and offensive characterizations of African American customers by co-owner Bruce Levenson came to light a week ago when he essentially turned himself...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Carmelo on Hawks: Ain't nobody want to go there

The comments that Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry made in relation to current Miami Heat forward Luol Deng have been thrown on the back burner due to the hot mess that the NFL has become over the past week or so.  But Ferry’s racist comments about a popular NBA player have not gone unnoticed within the Association itself. New York Knicks forward had some strong words...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Melo: Free agents will spurn Hawks

New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony believes future NBA free agents will be hesitant to sign with the Atlanta Hawks in light of statements made by general manager Danny Ferry. "[There] ain't nobody [who] would want to go there," Anthony said Saturday at the Citi Carmelo Anthony Basketball camp in Manhattan. "At the end of the day, Atlanta, I think it...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony says free agents will not want to sign with Atlanta

Up until now, the fallout from the controversy surrounding Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson and GM Danny Ferry has been minimal for the most part. Levenson is selling, Ferry is taking a leave of absence, and CEO Steve Koonin has apologized to fans. But we all know that this is just the tip of the iceberg and at some point, players will have their say about how they feel about...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony takes shot at Hawks’ organization

Carmelo Anthony weighed in on Danny Ferry and the Hawks debacle New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony weighed in on the racist statements made by Atlanta Hawks organization. Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry have taken a lot of heat for racist statements that have come to the forefront. Levenson admitted to a racist email he sent out and thus will...
Via Pass The Pill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks apologize for racially charged comments

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have released an open letter of apology to the team, fans and city of Atlanta, saying the organization ''did not do the right thing'' to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos. The apology, signed by CEO Steve Koonin, was released on Saturday, one day after the team announced general manager Danny Ferry was taking an indefinite...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks CEO Writes Apology Letter to Fans

The Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after a recording was released of him making racist comments after reading a scouting report. The Hawks have since been in cleanup mode to repair the image of the team. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has written an apology letter to fans expressing his feelings on the situation stating that they have let down ...
Via Geeks and Cleats
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks CEO Writes Apology Letter To Fans

The Atlanta Hawks are an embattled mess as one majority owner plans to sell the team in the aftermath of GM Danny Ferry making racist and insensitive remarks about Heat forward Luol Deng. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin took time out to write an open letter to fans apologizing for becoming a joke. Atlanta Hawks CEO writes apology letter to fans pic.twitter.com/Z1CdmLoVYj — darren rovell...
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks CEO Writes Apology Letter To Fans

The Atlanta Hawks are an embattled mess as one-majority owner plans to sell the team in the aftermath of GM Danny Ferry making racist and insensitive remarks about Heat forward Luol Deng. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin took time out to write an open letter to fans apologizing for becoming a joke. Atlanta Hawks CEO writes apology letter to fans pic.twitter.com/Z1CdmLoVYj — darren rovell...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ferry's Leave From Hawks Expected To Become Permanant

Danny Ferry's "leave of absence" as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks will almost assuredly become permanant. "I still wonder why in the hell he would ever paraphrase that back to ownership," one NBA general manager said. "…Maybe just say, "Potential character issues have turned up but I would still recommend we sign him for up to 'X'...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks CEO Issues Apology To Fans In Letter, Promises Change

The Atlanta Hawks announced in an open letter Saturday that they’re going to take “a hard look” at themselves and institute strong measures in order to repair their reputation, which was damaged by racist comments made by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry. In the letter, CEO and co-owner Steve Koonin said that the organization must “own (their) shortcomings...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Korver: Luol Deng doesn't think Hawks, Ferry are racist

Luol Deng just wants to move on. Kyle Korver, a former teammate of the Miami Heat guard, said Deng told him that although he was “shocked” to hear Danny Ferry’s comments about him, he doesn’t believe Ferry or anyone on the Hawks organization is racist. “He said he was shocked when he heard what was said, but that sometimes things just slip out,” Korver said. “It was...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Luol Deng Doesn’t Think Danny Ferry is Racist

It hasn’t been a good week for the Atlanta Hawks. News that there was a pattern of racism throughout the organization spread like wildfire, and an audio tape of GM Danny Ferry speaking about Luol Deng, in what some felt was a pejorative manner, was released to the public. One of Deng’s friends and former teammates, Kyle Korver, spoke with reporters and said that Deng himself...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ferry Takes Leave of Absence From Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the team, after an audio of his racist comments on Luol Deng surfaced. Ferry released the following statement on the Hawks’ official website on September 12, apologizing to Deng, the fans and anyone who was offended by his ignorant comments: “No words can adequately describe my remorse for...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. The team's CEO, Steve Koonin, made the announcement Friday afternoon. Koonin has resisted calls that Ferry be fired but says ''it is my hope that this time away from the Hawks organization allows him the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence after racially charged comments

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence after racially charged comments.
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks GM Danny Ferry to take indefinite leave of absence

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry will take an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately, CEO Steve Koonin announced Friday. Ferry’s leave of absence comes in the wake of racial comments made in a conference call with team owners in regards to veteran forward Luol Deng. Head coach Mike Budenholzer will assume oversight of the basketball operations department...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks CEO Koonin: GM Danny Ferry granted leave of absence

The following is a statement from Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin:  "This afternoon, (general manager) Danny Ferry requested, and I have approved, taking an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately. This has been an incredibly difficult time for him and his family and it is my hope that this time away from the Hawks organization allows him the privacy he needs to listen...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LISTEN: Alleged Danny Ferry audio leaked

Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry has found himself in hot water with the NBA after making racist comments on a conference call this year. The call has now been leaked by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and a portion of the audio is available below. The call took place on June 6 and Ferry can be heard making […]
Via Full Scale Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Audio of Hawks GM Danny Ferry’s Comments about Miami Heat forward Luol Deng

Audio from the conference where Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry made inflammatory comments about then NBA-free agent Luol Deng has been released. Ferry in speaking of Deng made the remark that “he’s got a little African in him but that’s not a bad thing.” Ferry claims he was reading the info from a scouting report. Check out the context and draw your own conclusion. The...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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