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nbafancave Jeff Teague!
#qotd: will he lead the Hawks or will Paul Millsap?
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#jeffteague #Teague #0 #atlantahawks #hawks
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20x20hoopz #Hawks GM #DannyFerry takes indefinite leave of absence. The most intriguing part of this #AtlantaHawks story was never what happened, but what would happen next. That's why not even general manager Danny Ferry's indefinite leave of absence -- which followed Bruce Levenson's announcement that he would sell his stake in the team -- can be considered an end game or even a turning point. There needs to be simultaneous explanation from the #NBA about why it has not vigorously pursued and identified the original source of the disparaging remarks about #LuolDeng based on Deng's ethnicity and purged that person from the league. It's a slur, carrying with it the implication that Deng's birth in the #Sudan and childhood in #Egypt indelibly tainted him with a character flaw that no amount of adolescence in #Britain or #American collegiate education at #Duke could erase. The irony was that Levenson was one of the most outspoken owners about #Sterling's need to go after Sterling's conversations with V. Stiviano. When Levenson announced the sale of his stake in the team, he noted, "I have said repeatedly that the NBA should have zero tolerance for racism, and I strongly believe that to be true." The NBA has demonstrated even more tolerance -- and thus, less credibility in its campaign against racism -- by leaving the Hawks to their own devices and leaving the author of the most odious words unidentified and unpunished. #Basketball #BallisLife #Levenson #ATL #Atlanta #Georgia #JeffTeague #AlHorford #PaulMillsap #Prejudice #Racist #Racism 2d

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20x20hoopz Here's an open letter from #AtlantaHawks CEO Steve Koonin regarding all the negativeity that's plagued the #Hawks franchise the past week . Just yesterday GM #DannyFerry announced that he will take an leave of absence after racially incentive comments he made about forward #LuolDeng during an scouting report . “This afternoon, 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 to the community, to learn about his mistakes, and to begin the long process of personal healing.  As a human being, manager and friend, I wish him well as he undergoes this process. " The process of selling the team, which is to remain in Atlanta, is already underway. " I am deeply saddened and embarrassed that this has put a blemish on our team and our city, which has always been a diverse community with a history of coming together as one.  We should build bridges through basketball, not divide our community or serve as a source of pain.” #NBA #BallisLife #Levenson #ATL #Atlanta #Georgia #JeffTeague #AlHartford #PaulMillsap #Prejudice #Racist #Racism 3d

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  •   king_kreyol Yo... wtf 4d
  •   iamdonaldsterling True that, I might as well go up to Adam Silver, tell him to take this goddamn life ban off, and ill own the Hawks 4d

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the_nbanews As much as I am tempted to scream this racist word, I will not because I'm not racist or @iamdonaldsterling #nba #nbameme #nbanews #dannyferry #racist #gm #atlantahawks #alhorford #kylekorver #jeffteague #paulmillsap 5d

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20x20hoopz A racially insensitive email written by #AtlantaHawks owner #BruceLevenson more than two years ago came to light only after one of his co owners called for an investigation because of something that was included in a potential free agent background report that was read aloud by team general manager Danny Ferry, who did not fully edit the remark as he read it off the report . Hawks CEO Steve Koonin, who will oversee the day to day operations of the team, told the #Atlanta Journal Constitution on Sunday that Ferry will also be disciplined for his role in the situation. The nature of the discipline was not disclosed by the team.
Ferry will remain as the team's general manager. The free agent player involved was #MiamiHeat swingman #LuolDeng , who held free agent discussions with the #Hawks in July before signing with the Heat in the wake of #LeBronJames' return to the #ClevelandCavaliers . The team hired an Atlanta law firm to perform an #investigation , which included 19 interviews and a review of more than 24,000 documents . It was in the review of these documents that #Levenson's email was discovered. The email, which was sent to Ferry and copied to several of Levenson's partners, had numerous comments that could be considered racist when discussing the atmosphere at Hawks games. In it, Levenson suggested changes that he thought would potentially attract more white ticket buyers. "I think southern whites simply were not comfortable being in an arena or at a bar where they were in the minority" and "I have been open with our executive team about these concerns. I have told them I want some white cheerleaders and while I don't care what the color of the artist is, I want the music to be music familiar to a 40 year old white guy if that's our season [tickets] demo. I have also balked when every fan picked out of crowd to shoot shots in some time out contest is black. I have even [complained] that the kiss cam is too black." Though no punishment decision had been reached, Levenson made the choice to sell the team on his own . #NBA #BallisLife #Basketball #ATL #Georgia #JeffTeague #Racist #Racism
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  •   heatnationdotcom Dope 1w
  •   willvargas__ What's up with all these racist owner 1w
  •   seshat_arising12 SMH.. What does he expect from a dominate African-American City like Atlanta? I will not attend another game until they clean house! 1w

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the_nbanews There was some unintentional racism in the email to the NBA in 2012 while trying to improve attendance. #nba #nbameme #nbanews #atlantahawks #alhorford #paulmillsap #jeffteague #nfl #nfldunday #donaldsterling 1w

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sports_0n_insta Jeff Teague breaking ankles #anklesbroken #hawks #jeffteague #youok? #awesomeness #ballin song-High Roller) 1w

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