Friday, September 12, 2014

Danny Ferry takes leave of absence from Atlanta Hawks

[ SOURCE] Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken a leave of absence in the wake of racial comments made in a conference call with team owners in regards to veteran forward Luol Deng.

"This afternoon, Danny Ferry requested, and I have approved, taking an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately," Hawks CEO Steve Koonin said in a statement Friday.

Koonin has resisted calls that Ferry be fired but says, "It is my hope that this 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."

Head coach Mike Budenholzer will assume oversight of the basketball operations department during Ferry's absence.

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