In his interview with the AJC’s Chris Vivlamore, Hawks CEO Steve Koonin mentioned that the Hawks have no shortage of potential buyers.
“I had over seven phone calls directly today from multi-billionaires,” Koonin said. “It blew my mind some of the people who wrote me today.”
Levenson does not own a majority of the team, but he does own a large enough percentage to be labeled as the “controlling owner” and has been the Hawks’ representative in NBA owners meetings. The main ownership group of the Hawks, formerly known as the Atlanta Spirit, consists of Levenson and six other partners.
The news that the Hawks have a lot of interest on the market is good news for Hawks fans. The common opinion of fans around Atlanta is a general disapproval of the ownership group, stemming from the team’s recent sale of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg, and due to the group’s general lack of identity and relationship with the city of Atlanta. Continue Reading…