Hawks investigation began after insensitive remark about Deng

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The investigation that eventually led to Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson vowing to sell his shares of the team began with Hawks GM Danny Ferry reading an insensitive remark about then free agent F Luol Deng during a meeting.  Ferry read the remark aloud as is and didn't edit it which offended some on the meeting prompting the investigation which led to the surfacing of the racially insensitive email that Levenson sent out.  The following was read aloud by Ferry:

"He's still a young guy overall," Ferry said, league sources with direct knowledge of the probe told Yahoo. “He's a good guy overall. But he's not perfect. He's got some African in him. And I don't say that in a bad way."

Ferry will be disciplined but he is expected to keep his job.