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From Atlanta Hawks GM's remark to disclosure of Bruce Levenson email
From Atlanta Hawks GM's remark to disclosure of Bruce Levenson email

The end of Bruce Levenson's tenure as controlling owner of the Atlanta Hawks was triggered by a remark made by team General Manager Danny Ferry that touched off an internal investigation. Ferry said free-agent target Luol Deng had "some African in him" during a conference call in early July, according to multiple reports, prompting an internal examination that led to the disclosure of a Levenson email containing comments about Hawks home crowds being too black for his tastes. Levenson pledged to sell his interest in the team Saturday after the public release of his 2-year-old email, which was forwarded to the NBA in July at a time when the league was attempting to strip...

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