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Akron Beacon Journal Sep 12, 2014

Racial slur used to describe Luol Deng can be traced back to Cavaliers

The racial slur uttered by Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry regarding Luol Deng seems to trace back to the Cavaliers organization, according to the scouting report obtained Friday by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Parts of the report are redacted, including the author’s name, but an entry dated June 6, 2014 refers to Deng as “a good guy on the cover but he’s an African. He has a little two-step in him = says what you like to hear, but behind closed doors he could be killing you. Con isn’t bad but it’s there. African-like, store front looks great but there’s a black...

Hawks' Ferry steps aside, as scouting report on Deng surfaces

In the wake of Miami Heat forward Luol Deng being dragged into an ugly mix of misguided scouting and internal conflict within the Atlanta Hawks organization, Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry on Friday requested and was granted a leave of absence from the team.
Peachtree Hoops Sep 12, 2014
Kyle Korver discusses Danny Ferry, Luol Deng controversy

Kyle Korver discusses Danny Ferry, Luol Deng controversy

Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver talked with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday and discussed the controversy surrounding the team as well as the comments about former teammate Luol Deng. Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver spoke with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday and discussed the controversy surrounding the team. Korver was a part of Sunday's meeting between the team and Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. On Luol Deng, Korver said that he has spoken with him and that he didn't think that Danny Ferry or anyone with the Hawks was racist. Yeah we did speak. Luol is such a good guy....
Peachtree Hoops Sep 12, 2014
Luol Deng scouting report found by WSB/AJC

Luol Deng scouting report found by WSB/AJC

WSB-TV and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution have unearthed the infamous scouting report surrounding Luol Deng. With the fateful audio of Danny Ferry's comments surrounding Luol Deng now up for public consumption, the great majority of chatter about his remarks has shifted away from whether or not the Atlanta Hawks general manager was (or was not) reading from an actual scouting report. However, WSB-TV and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution have unearthed the infamous scouting report that was referenced from the very beginning, and Zach Klein provides a small excerpt here: Comment in Deng...
Raptors HQ Sep 12, 2014

Masai Ujiri Pens Op-Ed On Danny Ferry's Comments

The general manager of the Raptors spoke with Danny Ferry this week regarding his comments about Luol Deng. In his op-ed, he says "what he’s said can’t be unsaid, but we must measure his heart". If you haven't been following the situation in Atlanta, here's a quick refresher: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson announced last weekend he would be selling the team because of a racist e-mail that he self reported to the NBA. Since then, other details have emerged including an audio clip of Danny Ferry talking about Luol Deng on a conference call with the ownership group earlier this summer, in...

ASK IRA: Do Hawks, Ferry, NBA owe Deng more of an apology?

Q: Ira, I listened to the Danny Ferry tape and don't know how he said what he said and wanted to pay Luol Deng the same, or more, than the Heat spent. No wonder the best he could do was re-sign Elton Brand. -- Susan.

Tape of Ferry's offensive comments on Deng surfaces

Context no longer is an issue when it comes to the racially tinged comments offered by Atlanta Hawks General Manager in regards to Miami Heat forward Luol Deng.
Chicago Tribune Sep 12, 2014

Tape of Ferry's offensive comments on Deng surfaces

Context no longer is an issue when it comes to the racially tinged comments offered by Atlanta Hawks General Manager in regards to Miami Heat forward Luol Deng.
CSN Washington Sep 12, 2014

Audio leaks of Danny Ferry scouting Luol Deng

Audio tape of Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry saying Luol Deng has ‘got some African in him’ has been released.
Miami Herald Sep 11, 2014

More comments besmirching new Miami Heat forward Luol Deng

Days after it was revealed that Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry made racially charged comments about new Heat forward Luol Deng before Deng became a free agent this summer, additional comments made by Ferry about Deng came to light Thursday.
New York Post Sep 10, 2014

Hawks GM also talked Carmelo on infamous Deng call

Danny Ferry has been under fire for several days since his racially-charged comments about Luol Deng became public knowledge. On that call, Ferry was discussing potential free agents for the...
Peachtree Hoops Sep 10, 2014

More details emerge about Ferry's call with Hawks ownership

Adrian Wojnarowski has even worse details on the now-infamous phone call between Danny Ferry and the Hawks limited owners. As usual, Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski has shown up with more disappointing details on what Danny Ferry said about Luol Deng on his dooming conference call with Hawks owners. Woj obtained transcripts of the call and reports about how Michael Gearon Jr., known for his distain for Ferry, let Ferry go on about Deng with recorder going, highlighting some new details: Once he started talking on the call about Deng, it wasn't long before Ferry marched himself directly into a...
Peachtree Hoops Sep 9, 2014
Luol Deng issues statement on Danny Ferry comments

Luol Deng issues statement on Danny Ferry comments

Luol Deng issued a statement Tuesday evening in regards to the comments made about him by Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry. Luol Deng issued a statement today in regards to the comments made by Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry. Here is Deng's full statement via the AP's Tim Reynolds: HE HAS A LITTLE AFRICAN IN HIM These words were recently used to describe me. It would ordinarily make any African parent proud to hear their child recognized for their heritage. I'm proud to say I actually have a lot of African in me, not just "a little." For my entire life, my identity...
Deng releases statement addressing Hawks GM's racist comments

Deng releases statement addressing Hawks GM's racist comments

After reports came out earlier this week regarding Atlanta Hawks general manger Danny Ferry's alleged racist comments about then-free agent Luol Deng, the newly signed Miami Heat forward issued a personal statement regarding the issue.
Hot Hot Hoops Sep 9, 2014
Deng responds to Hawks alleged racist comments with personal statement

Deng responds to Hawks alleged racist comments with personal statement

As news has surfaced regarding the inappropriate conduct of Atlanta Hawks executives, Luol Deng has released a personal statement that was distributed by the Miami Heat. Below is the personal statement, in its entirety, provided by Luol Deng on Tuesday: "HE HAS A LITTLE AFRICAN IN HIM" These words were recently used to describe me. It would ordinarily make any African parent proud to hear their child recognized for their heritage. I'm proud to say I actually have a lot of African in me, not just "a little". For my entire life, my identity has been a source of pride and strength. Among my...

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