Who owns the Atlanta Hawk?

Who owns the Atlanta Hawk?

Who owns the Atlanta Hawk?

Tony Ressler, the new owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, said in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday night that he spent about $250 million in the past decade in the Hawks’ franchise. Ressler, who is set to become majority owner when the current runner-up, Atlanta Spirit LLC, completes its sale, said he has the assets to finance the team’s turnaround.


ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JUNE 29: Owner Tony Ressler of the Atlanta Hawks looks on before Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks at State Farm Arena on June 29, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

“Being great and being lucky to win a championship, I believe is an accurate statement,” Ressler said. “I don’t think you can be just one in today’s NBA. You can describe it however you want, Trae putting his foot back and stepping on a ref’s foot, I consider that bad luck. I don’t know what you can say. I will say this, being lucky and being great I think is a good thing. Injuries do play a bigger part of this than I fully appreciated. There’s been an 82-game season for a long time, I don’t think, statistically, there are more injuries now per minutes played. There’s no doubt the durability of a player becomes far more important in the evaluation. That’s something I’ve learned that I didn’t appreciate.” (Source: www.ajc.com)


While a new arena was being constructed, the team spent its first four seasons playing at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the campus of Georgia Tech, winning their first Division title in the 1969–70 season with a 48–34 (.585) record in the Western Division. Cousins' firm soon developed the Omni Coliseum, a 16,500-seat, state-of-the-art downtown Atlanta arena, for the Hawks and the expansion Atlanta Flames ice hockey franchise, which opened in 1972 as the first phase of a massive sports, office, hotel, and retail complex, most of which is now the CNN Center. Also in 1972, the Hawks debuted a new logo and new colors, trading the green and blue color scheme that the team had used for two years, in favor of white, gold, and red, the same colors the Flames used. The hawk head silhouette inside a circle remained as the team's logo, albeit simplified. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


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