Chris Webber part of group trying to purchase Atlanta Hawks


The Atlanta Hawks have had a rough couple of years. Even though the team has had moderate success on the court, making it to the playoffs, the arena is usually pretty empty on game night. The Hawks most recent troubles stem from a racist tinged e-mail sent by owner  Bruce Levenson, and inappropriate comments from team GM Danny Ferry.

Levenson is selling his majority shares, and so far there are about six potential buyers, including a group that involves Hawks legend, Dominique Wilkins. But, he isn’t the only retired NBA that’s interested, NBA TV analyst Chris Webber is too.

Chris Webber is part of a potential ownership group that has submitted a letter of interest to the NBA about its desire to purchase the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Webber would have a modest financial investment in the partnership, but is expected to emerge as a face of the bid with an ultimate goal of becoming a prominent figure on the basketball side for the Hawks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Webber, 41, has had a home in Atlanta for the past decade and has been working to connect with community officials and organizations to make a case for reselling the organization to an increasingly dubious public.