Danny Ferry, Hawks President of Basketball Operations and GM

In this June 25, 2012, file photo, Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson introduces new Hawks president of operations and general manager Danny Ferry, right, during a news conference in Atlanta. Ferry has been disciplined by CEO Steve Koonin for making racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year. Ferry apologized Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, for “repeating comments that were gathered from numerous sources” about Deng. Hawks spokesman Garin Narain said that team’s investigation of Ferry’s comments uncovered the racially inflammatory email written by Levenson. That discovery led to Levenson’s announcement Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, that he will sell his controlling share of the team. (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Johnny Crawford)

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