Chris Webber interested in Hawks ownership


Former NBA All-Star Chris Webber is part of a group that has expressed interest in buying the Atlanta Hawks. The news first broke on twitter thanks to Adrian Wojnarowski, and the Webber Group later announced its intentions on twitter as well.

Webber posted this from his account yesterday morning:

According to Wojnarowski’s story with Yahoo! Sports, Webber would have a modest financial investment in the partnership, but would emerge as a face of group and has a goal of becoming a large part of Atlanta’s basketball operations. Here’s a bit more from Wojnarowski:

"The primary investors are expected to become public in the near future, sources said. Several prominent groups with interest in buying the Hawks are also expected to become known soon.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.Webber was a five-time All-NBA player in his 15-year career, including stops in Golden State, Washington, Sacramento, Philadelphia and Detroit. He was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 1993 out of the University of Michigan. He’s working as a television analyst for TNT and NBA TV, based out of Atlanta now."