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RE: NBA's Atlanta Hawks For Sale After Revelation of Owner's Racist E-Mail
Anybody remotely interested in this topic needs to read this:

An exclusive look at Hawks GM Danny Ferry’s fateful conference call

Basically the entire episode is a power play. We have guys saying stupid stuff and making insensitive remarks but there was no racism here IMO. I will try to give a quick summary of the whole situation:

The controlling owner writes an looking for more white fans/customers. He sends it to the minority owner whom he doesn't like. The minority owner doesn't say anything about the email for 2 years.

The new GM Ferry comes in and is the man of the controlling owner. The minority owner doesn't like Ferry and Ferry doesn't like the minority owners except for the controlling owner Levenson.

Ferry makes dumb comments regarding Deng on a conference call. Minority owner has his 'gotcha' material that he needs to kick Ferry out. Controlling owner denies his request and minority owner leads an investigation. The controlling owner's email becomes public and thus starts the "Racist E-Mail storm".

Make no mistake, Ferry made dumb comments since Deng is regarded as a high character guy but I doubt he was being racist because he wanted to sign Deng (mentioned in the article as well). There you have it people. A power play within an NBA organization has guys running around and yelling "racist" at each other.
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