Steve Koonin

Atlanta Hawks legend and NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins has been named as Special Advisor to team CEO Steve Koonin. Wilkins signed a long-term contract and will also continue his team role as Vice President of Basketball. The news comes on the heels of the Hawks officially announcing that a statue of Wilkins will […]

Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has released an open letter of apology to fans, the team and the city of Atlanta, saying the organization “did not do the right thing” to address and correct racially insensitive words and innuendos “over a period of years.” The apology follows Hawks general manager Danny Ferry taking an indefinite […]

Atlanta Hawks and NBA legend Dominique Wilkins is reportedly extremely interested in owning the Hawks, reports TMZ. Wilkins already holds a front office job with the Hawks and has been pre-approved for ownership by the NBA. He also does commentary for locally televised Hawks games. The former basketball great has reportedly partnered with a well-known businessman […]

Atlanta’s civil rights leaders staged a sit in inside Philips Arena this morning (September 10) after Atlanta Hawks executives canceled a meeting with the group. The civil rights leaders were supposed to be meeting with Hawks CEO Steve Koonin Wednesday to discuss the recent controversy surrounding the Hawks and co-owner Bruce Levenson, who is selling […]

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has issued a statement apologizing for comments he made to the team’s ownership group in June when the organization pursued Luol Deng as a free agent. The comments from Ferry, where he referred to Deng, who is Sudanese, as someone who has “a little African in him,” led to […]