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Sep 12, 2014 9:04 PM

Atlanta Hawks GM Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence After Race Remarks

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence following revelations that he made racially charged comments about forward Luon Deng.

Team CEO Steve Koonin, in a statement Friday, said he hoped Ferry's "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."

ESPN noted that Koonin has resisted calls to fire Ferry following his comments about Deng.


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