Chris Vivlamore

Video: Hawks' Ferry on Leave in NBA's Latest Race Controversy on-ajc.com/1quR8lh

Buddy Grizzard

Haven't heard one peep out of Cavaliers players about it.

Buddy Grizzard

You won't be hearing much about that. Cavs are a glamour franchise. Won't hear LeBron complaining about it.

Buddy Grizzard

So... when is Adam Silver going to take action with regards to the racism that exists inside the Cleveland Cavaliers organization?

Chris Vivlamore

Atlanta Hawks: First name surfaces for Hawks ownership on-ajc.com/1nRNj4a

Pero Antic

Congratulation SERBIA!!!! @keselj11 @MRaduljica9 http://t.co/vurAbh1QVR

Buddy Grizzard

Just watched the replay of SRB-FRA Nenad Kristic really helped them close out. Apparently he's been hurt and that's why Raduljica has played

Buddy Grizzard

The Hawks need to cut John Jenkins or package him with a pick to the 76ers to free up a roster spot and sign Miroslav Raduljica.

Pero Antic

Say no to RACISM people!!! http://t.co/FhuCnyNCfd

Chris Vivlamore

Hawks’ Ferry granted request for leave of absence on-ajc.com/1nRujT6

Lang Greene

Sports game crazy this week. What's next?

Chris Vivlamore

The complete story on the day's events for Hawks - Ferry takes leave, background report out. myajc.com/news/sports/ba… #ATLHawks

Buddy Grizzard

Wow for the first time in 5 days the AJC is allowing reader comments on a story. Good job comrades! ajc.com/news/sports/ba…

Chris Vivlamore

"... We are pleased to learn that Ferry acknowledges his statements were offensive."

Chris Vivlamore

Part of statement from NBPA: "The NBPA deplores the insensitive and thoroughly inappropriate remarks by Danny Ferry. ..."

Buddy Grizzard

Told you them Serbs were ballin

Chris Vivlamore

Deng tells Korver he doesn’t believe Hawks are racist on-ajc.com/1nRki8F

Kris Willis

Korver comments on Ferry, Deng controversy sbnation.com/e/5905890

Chris Vivlamore

Luol Deng tells Kyle Korver he doesn't believe Hawks, Danny Ferry are racist. ajc.com/news/sports/ba… #ATLHawks

Micah Hart

Danny Ferry releases a statement regarding his leave of absence: on.nba.com/1tJ3ioq

Chris Vivlamore

Ferry statement: "No words can adequately describe my remorse for the hurt that I have caused many people." #ATLHawks

Micah Hart

In a statement from CEO Steve Koonin, the Hawks announce Danny Ferry is taking an indefinite leave of absence: on.nba.com/1qKPIC5

Chris Vivlamore

Quick story on Hawks announcement that Danny Ferry will take leave of absence. ajc.com/news/sports/ba… #ATLHawks

Kris Willis

Mike Budenholzer was the obvious choice to fill in for Ferry while he is away

Kris Willis

Interesting that the Hawks acknowledge the root of the problem was a disagreement among owners

Chris Vivlamore

Coach Mike Budenholzer will assume basketball operation duties.

Kris Willis

Danny Ferry to take indefinite leave of absence from Atlanta Hawks sbnation.com/e/5905740

Kris Willis

The Atlanta Hawks announce that Danny Ferry will take an indefinite leave of absence

Chris Vivlamore

Danny Ferry to take an indefinite leave of absence. #ATLHawks

Kris Willis

It wouldn’t have ended Ferry’s problems but it would have shielded a large amount of criticism in my opinion

Kris Willis

Question in my mind now regarding Ferry/Hawks. Why sit on releasing this scouting report for a week?

Chris Vivlamore

Story with link to Luol Deng background report at center of Hawks' firestorm. ajc.com/news/sports/ba… #ATLHawks

Lang Greene

Who you got this weekend? I'm rolling with Floyd Mayweather. I think he doesnt allow it to be fan friendly early while racking up points

Kris Willis

Ayon agrees to multi-year deal with Real Madrid sbnation.com/e/5888902

Lang Greene

Rachel about to eat Floyd alive in that interview. My goodness.

Lang Greene

Would be careful w/ every "@lukexjones: @Lang Greene I'm sure every other team has had something like this said by people running the show"

Lang Greene

I will continue to say the 2012 Bruce Levenson email is the issue which needs more discussion. Indicates ownership's view of customers

Lang Greene

And from this seat ... If Gearon didn't have an ax to grind, we probably would not have heard a peep about this ...

Lang Greene

I don't think what Ferry did was racist. I don't think the man is ... He was just too lazy and thought his audience would "understand"

Lang Greene

So while it is good to hear the logic didn't originate from Ferry's mouth, the disappointing aspect is he felt comfortable enough to repeat

Lang Greene

If someone says to me "that white guy is an asshole" and two days later my boy asks me about him I would just say "heard he's an asshole"

Lang Greene

Everyone would have known what the "used car salesman" would have meant. Devoid of race. Filtered. Then you stop using scouting service

Lang Greene

Ferry could have got initial report with the "African" comment and then paraphrased and said "Deng could be considered a used car salesman"

Chris Vivlamore

Current discord in Hawks ownership has deep roots on-ajc.com/1nR0KBe

Lang Greene

Doesn't matter if a scout wrote the comment. Still unprofessional and classless to advance the conent under any circumstances

Jason Walker

I would add, why did they not disclose and it took WSB/AJC to uncover? RT @ah_keen: @basquiatball @Jason Walker ...that is the question

Jason Walker

Public response to upcoming scouting report are why I think it's over for Ferry/Hawks. Folks are already saying it's too late.

Chris Vivlamore

Quick story on Luol Deng report. The entire report will be available shortly. ajc.com/news/sports/ba… #ATLHawks

Jason Walker

WSB/AJC Pool Party Cancelled; Key scouting report purchased instead.

Chris Vivlamore

The AJC and WSB Ch. 2 have jointly obtained the official Luol Deng background report. Does mention African comment. MORE TO COME.

Chris Vivlamore

Timeline: How the Hawks’ controversy surfaced on-ajc.com/1qs9Udd

Chris Vivlamore

Levenson responds to supporters with email on-ajc.com/1nQPkgU

Lang Greene

Haven't seen this much Atlanta Hawks hashtag activism since the #RemoveSmoove movement

Chris Vivlamore

Video: Vivlamore: What the Ferry audio means on-ajc.com/1nQMics

Lang Greene

Just rocked ESPN radio Honolulu. Talked Danny Ferry and Team USA dominance.

Chris Vivlamore

Video: Al Sharpton -- MEETS WITH NBA ... Over Handling of Racist ATL Hawks Owner on-ajc.com/1qsc2l2

Kris Willis

Yawn RT @inthecalzone: Can confirm RT @BTRowland: I don't think anyone from @peachtreehoops has slept since Sunday afternoon.

Chris Vivlamore

Timeline: How the Hawks’ controversy surfaced on-ajc.com/1nQLi8n

Kris Willis

In Danny Ferry saga, Michael Gearon shouldn't be celebrated sbnation.com/e/5904132

Chris Vivlamore

That will work now folks. Sorry.

Chris Vivlamore

Working link to timeline of two weeks in June at center of Hawks's troubles. New details. myajc.com/news/sports/pr… #ATLHawks

Lang Greene

Hmmm RT @EsauTheFirst: You had a KNOWN murderer escape, and found him with a weapon in hand, and managed to take him down alive

Jason Walker

Colossal beat down from Shanks. RT @BillShanks: The Hawks must clean house - macon.com/2014/09/11/330…

Kris Willis

For those reading, I would stress the word REPORT in my last post at Peachtree Hoops

Kris Willis

NBA had previously heard Ferry audio, per report sbnation.com/e/5903512

Kris Willis

Someone who never credits anyone whining about not receiving credit

Jason Walker

People showing why the "wait it out" strategy for folks in trouble is en vogue. The people just want to move on, regardless.

Kris Willis

So many jokes to be made with my last RT

Jason Walker

That's America right now. They just want the bad stuff to go away, but that just means the bad people roll, doesn't eliminate the problems.

Kris Willis

In case you haven't noticed, Hawks front office been just a bit busy this week. Hey they did agree to a deal with Elton Brand tho

Kris Willis

Some people at Peachtree Hoops asking where the basketball news is? Sorry guys but this story isn't going away anytime soon

Buddy Grizzard

...then we would see Danny Ferry also using such racially-charged language." @revmarkel

Buddy Grizzard

"There’s little wonder why, if Levenson used that kind of language two years ago amongst his colleagues who are owners...

Buddy Grizzard

What I think is most likely is Ferry was modifying his language to what he thought ownership wanted to hear, speaking Levenson's language.

Buddy Grizzard

"I stand by this suggestion, that this is a cultural problem of racism – not individual racists – but a culture of racism."

Buddy Grizzard

For those claiming Ferry is not a racist, you're missing the point. Let @revmarkel explain it to you: hawkshoop.com/interview-with…

Buddy Grizzard

It took like two hours to upload and for youtube to process my video and now it says failed, file too large smh

Buddy Grizzard

I wouldn't want to be the new commissioner of the NBA and have chucklehead owners and GMs making me look bad.

Buddy Grizzard

If I'm Adam Silver right now, anybody who mis-characterized what was on that tape is a good candidate for the Sterling treatment.

Buddy Grizzard

Here's part 2 of interview with @revmarkel hawkshoop.com/interview-with… still uploading video

Mike Muscala

Having a fantasy team makes watching football 9x more fun

Buddy Grizzard

Transcript of the first half of my interview with @revmarkel Hope to have the rest + video up in a bit hawkshoop.com/interview-with…

Lang Greene

i will be on ESPN Radio (1420) Honolulu tomorrow at 12:33 pm EST, talking Atlanta Hawks and recent drama

Lang Greene

So if you remove Danny Ferry as GM, who do you bring in to run the show in the interim?

Lang Greene

This guy is going to give his mother a stroke vine.co/v/MYetK39MPLa

Jason Walker

I’m sure RT @ryc30078: @(me) Betcha, Charles Barkley wishes he can redo his interview praising ferry this morning on @680thefrontrow

Jason Walker

Said it before, you can know somebody a long time and still not know who they are.

Kris Willis

You got that right RT @BTRowland: What a week.

Kris Willis

Anybody that has ever sat in the same room with Danny Ferry knew he wasn't on Twitter

Jason Walker

Think all those prominent talking heads who supported Ferry today want a do over?

Jason Walker

Hawks may be holding their training camp at the South Pole this year.