The NBA Players Association issued a statement today in regards to the situation surrounding the Atlanta Hawks, Bruce Levenson and General Manager Danny Ferry. The statement in full from acting director Ron Klempner was reported via USATODAY's Jeff Zillgitt on his Twitter feed. Here is the statement in full:
"We've had continuing discussions with the league office about the incidents of disturbing statements attributed to representatives of the Atlanta Hawks' franchise. We recognize that there is an ongoing investigation regarding the circumstances and we will continue to monitor these events and take any action we deem appropriate."
Levenson announced on Sunday that he would sell his majority stake in the team after self reporting a 2012 email that contained insensitive and racial comments. Danny Ferry received internal discipline from the organization after reading aloud from a scouting report that contained a racial remark about then free agent Luol Deng. The report was written by someone outside of the Hawks organization but was not edited by Ferry. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported today that the NBA has "no plans" to further discipline Ferry for his comments.