The Atlanta Hawks have filed a lawsuit against general manager Danny Ferry. The Hawks cited “wrongful termination” and “workplace torts” as breaches of contract on September 13, 2016. When asked about the civil action, a Hawks representative stated that the complaint and principal parties are under control. The issue began with a six-year, $18 million contract with ambiguities that sparked the dispute between both parties. In 2015, court documents declared that his actions were indeed in bad faith and that subsequent proceedings were to occur. The exact amount of the claim is confidential, and furthermore, the extent of liability is unknown as well. At last report, the Hawks plan to use judicial rights to recover the lost finances and settle all obligations. They do not want to unnecessarily commit to this allegation.
One major voice in the process has been Bruce Levenson, former owner of the corporation. Levenson has served on the NBA Board of Governors since 2004, operated the basketball team, and founded the media company TechTarget. Although Levenson is no longer directly involved with the athletic aspect of the team, he is still an active philanthropist (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/undergrads-and-graduate-students-mastering-philanthropy-300038081.html) with organizations such as the I Have a Dream Foundation. Under Levenson’s guidance, the Hawks are predicted to close the deal professionally and keep both their and Ferry’s reputations intact.