Thursday October 16th, 2014

Former NBA forward Chris Webber is part of a group of potential owners interested in buy the Atlanta Hawks, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Atlanta's majority owner Bruce Levenson announced last month he would sell his controlling stake in the franchise after the release of a racially insensitive email.

Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins is among those who have already expressed interest in purchasing the team. Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed said at a press conference last month that he had spoken with six potential buyers. Earlier this month Reed said he hopes to have a new ownership group in place by the end of the calendar year. 

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Webber played with five different NBA teams from 1993 to 2008. He was the first selection of the 1993 draft. He averaged 20.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game and was selected to the All-Star team five times. 

Webber, a Detroit native who played college basketball at the University of Michigan, works as an analyst for Atlanta-based Turner Sports.

The Hawks announced in September that GM Danny Ferry would take an indefinite leave of absence after racist comments he made about then-free agent forward Luol Deng were made public.

- Dan Gartland 

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