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Another major local figure says Danny Ferry should be back as Hawks GM

Count legendary local leader Andrew Young among those who say Ferry should be back.

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

If you are the type to track how many people have come out in support of the return of Danny Ferry as Hawks GM after his comments regarding Luol Deng landed him in exile this summer, then you can add yet another to the list.

Andrew Young, a widely known local and national figure, has logged in his support of Ferry in comments to Channel Two Action News Tuesday. Young, a current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said that Ferry may never have been asked to leave had he been in charge.

"Hell, no," Young said when asked whether Ferry should lose his job. "We’ve got a good team, we’ve got a good general manager. We just need to get a unified ownership and I hope that ownership is grounded in Atlanta."

The video interview goes on to show Young making comments about forgiveness and how Ferry is a strong basketball man who will "be a GM somewhere and that he hopes it's in Atlanta."

Lastly, the interview highlights why Young has spoken out in favor of Ferry:

Young said he is speaking out at the urging of friends who believe Ferry is "getting a bad deal." Young said Wayne Embry, the first African-American general manager in the NBA, was one of the people who has spoken with him.