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Former Grizzlies Executive Jason Levien interested in purchasing Hawks, according to report

Former Memphis Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien is reportedly interested in putting a group together to buy the Atlanta Hawks.

Bruce Bennett

Add former Memphis Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien to the list of potential buyers for the Atlanta Hawks. Levien is interested in putting together a group to buy the Hawks according to a report by Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

Tillery cites the rumor mill in his report so that should be taken into account. Levien was once a prominent figure within the Grizzlies front office before owner Robert Pera became more involved with the day to day operations of the team. Purchasing the Hawks could be a way to get Levien back into the NBA game.

Atlanta officials have indicated a lot of interest from potential buyers but not many of those groups have become public. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed previously said that he hoped to have a new owner in place by the first of the year.