In the wake of rude, racist comments made about Luol Deng, Hawks GM Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the organization.
Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry to take an indefinite leave of absence, the team announces. http://t.co/HJVWUiccFb
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) September 12, 2014
“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.
“This has been an incredibly difficult time for him and his family and 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. As a human being, manager and friend, I wish him well as he undergoes this process.”
Audio of those comment from Ferry were released by the Atlanta Journal Constituion on Thursday.