Hill is part of a group that includes billionaire co-founder of Ares Management LP, Tony Ressler, who are interested in snapping up Atlanta's NBA Team. The Hawks are on the market after owner disclosed racially insensitive emails about fans last year.
Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry will take an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately.
Hawks CEO Steve Koonin released a statement Friday afternoon, detailing Ferry’s departure.
While Koonin says the Hawks’ recent issues relating to race are deeply troubling, at the heart of the dispute is a disagreement amongst owners.
The Atlanta Hawks CEO says general manager Danny Ferry will be punished for making racially charged comments about a free agent. Ferry is the second Hawks official who facing backlash for racially–charged comments in recent days.
Team co-owner Bruce Levenson announced Sunday he will sell his share in the team after an email came to light in which he claims black fans are keeping white fans from attending home basketball games.
A group of civil rights leaders will meet with the CEO of the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday to discuss racially Ferry and Levenson’s comments.
One of those leaders will be the Reverend Markel Hutchins, who says there aren't enough African American owners of NBA teams.
He sat down with GPB “All Things Considered” host Rickey Bevington to talk about his hopes for the meeting, the Atlanta Hawks, and his opinion about the remarks.
The Atlanta Hawks and two other teams have been fined an undisclosed amount by the NBA for tampering. The Hawks said Monday they were one of the sanctioned teams, saying they "fully understand and respect the NBA's decision."