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Atlanta Hawks Won’t Be Sold to Meruelo as NBA Team Is Taken Off Market

The Atlanta Hawks won’t be sold to Alex Meruelo, who in August was announced as the leader of a group buying the National Basketball Association team.

The Hawks in a statement from majority owner Bruce Levenson said the club is no longer for sale.

Meruelo would have been the first Hispanic principal owner of an NBA team.

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