Atlanta Hawks New Owner, Alex Meruelo Becomes NBA’s 1st Latino Owner

The Atlanta Hawks finally have a new majority owner after years of in-fighting amongst the previous ownership group, Atlanta Spirit, LLC. The new owner is Los Angeles area-based businessman Alex Meruelo, owner of The Meruelo Group. This also marks the first Latino owner in the history of the NBA.

Meruelo, 48, is the founder and owner of a closely held company that owns pizza restaurants, construction firms, real estate, a Los Angeles television station and a Nevada casino and hotel. Meruelo was born in New York to Cuban parents and was raised in California.

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  • Professional Athletes David

    It’s good to hear that there is new owner of Atlanta Hawks it means that there is a new boss in town. They better get along with each other and continue to train harder for the next season of the playoffs.

  • mando

    I hope the team will be better than his construction..Doty bros..

  • DK

    Hey Mando – Not sure what you know about Doty Bros, but he is not one of the founding members. Oh by the way – the company is doing quite well!!