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Atlanta Hawks owner stepping aside over racially charged email
Atlanta Hawks owner stepping aside over racially charged email

Nearly a month after Donald Sterling was stripped of his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, ending a contentious legal battle sparked by his remarks about blacks, his comments have created fallout in another corner of the National Basketball Assn. Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson informed the NBA late Saturday he was selling his interest in the team because of an email he sent to team President Danny Ferry in August 2012 that said the crowds at Philips Arena were too heavily African American. "My theory is that the black crowd scared away the whites and there are simply not enough affluent black fans to build a significant season ticket base," Levenson wrote....

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