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Atlanta Hawks discipline GM Danny Ferry for racist comments

...I'm proud to say I actually have a lot of African in me, not just 'a little.'"A letter from co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. recommends that Ferry resign or be fired. Gearon said Ferry made that description of Deng to the team's ownership...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-09-09/atlanta-hawks-discipline-gm-d
Civil rights leaders 'offended' after meeting with the Atlanta Hawks is canceled

...I'm proud to say I actually have a lot of African in me, not just 'a little.'"A letter from co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. to Levenson recommended that Ferry resign or be fired. Gearon said Ferry made that description of Deng to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-09-10/civil-rights-leaders-offended
Hawks GM Danny Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

...should have uttered those offensive remarks and for that I apologize."After listening in on the call, co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. sent a letter to Levenson recommending that Ferry resign or be fired. That led the team to hire a law firm to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-09-12/hawks-gm-danny-ferry-takes-in
Young core is priority for Hawks

...We're absolutely, without a doubt, very committed to keeping both as Hawks players for the long haul," Michael Gearon Jr., one of the team's owners, said after Atlanta earned its first playoff appearance in nine years. "We believe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/01/nba_464103.shtml
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Overtime

...California developer and pizza chain owner Alex Meruelo.The Hawks' ownership group, headed by Bruce Levenson and Michael Gearon Jr., says it was a mutual decision to terminate the agreement for Meruelo to buy the team.Meruelo, the son of Cuban...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2011-11-05/overtime
Hawks, Philips Arena to be sold

...Hawks, will attend today's news conference. The team will remain in Atlanta.The Hawks ownership group, led by Michael Gearon Jr. and Bruce Levenson, also recently sold the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers to a group that moved the team to Winnipeg...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2011-08-07/hawks-philips-arena-be-sold
Hawks owners retain control during appeal

...Claxton. The deal, believed to be for four years, cannot be officially announced before Wednesday. Atlanta-based Michael Gearon Jr. of the Atlanta Spirit ownership group applauded the ruling. "This is exactly what we always expected," Gearon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/07/nba_88056.shtml
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Belkin leaves as Hawks owner

...co-owner - just as the team's general manager and other owners wanted. "This is a great day," said co-owner Michael Gearon Jr., who will succeed Belkin as the team's NBA Governor. There was a party atmosphere at Friday's news conference...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/20/nba_4024.shtml
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Hawks leaders deny talk of draft discord

...appearances since Thursday's draft. Then, after the formal news conference, Hawks general manager Billy Knight and Michael Gearon Jr., the most visible member of the ownership group, showed no sign of tension as they stood together, smiling and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/03/nba_134561.shtml
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Atlanta deals for Bibby

...and contributed to some great moments on the court, and I wish him all the best." One of the Hawks' owners, Michael Gearon Jr., said his team's new backcourt of Bibby and All-Star Joe Johnson "will be as good as any in the East...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/17/nba_187675.shtml
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