Chris Webber Part of Potential Ownership Group Interested in Buying Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have been on the market since majority owner Bruce Levenson announced he would sell his controlling interest in the team in early September, and a new ownership group - headlined by former NBA All-Star Chris Webber - is interested.

Former players becoming part owners of a franchise nothing new. NBA Hall-of-Famer Magic Johnson is the face of the group that owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, while just last year another NBA All-Star (and future Hall-of-Famer) Shaquille O'Neal became part-owner of the Sacramento Kings.

It's unclear what Webber's role would be in this prospective ownership group. He currently lives in Atlanta and works as a basketball analyst for Turner Sports.

Levenson is selling his portion of the team after an email featuring racially sensitive remarks was leaked to the public.

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