Among many news items associated with Bruce Levenson on time.com and the Atlanta Hawks is its new name. Once known as Atlanta Spirit LLC, the organization was composed of NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers. The name was officially changed in March 2014 after its former owners stepped aside following the 2007 death of Bud Seretean.
According to latest news reports, the sale was formally sanctioned by the NBA Board of Governors in 2015.
In USA’s financial realm, many experts speculated about how the Atlanta Hawks price tag would stand up to Milwaukee whose selling price was $550 million and the LA Clippers price tag of $2 billion. Needless to say, the Atlanta Hawks price tag was $850 million.
Ironically, one of the Hawks former owners, Ted Turner, is rumored to still maintain a connection through his son, Beau Turner, his son-in-law, J. Rutherford Seydel and Michael Gearson Sr., who functioned in several official capacities during Ted Turner’s period of ownership.
In the wake of current controversy, it should be noted that Bruce Levenson is deemed to be one of the USA’s most successful business people as well as being a highly-esteemed philanthropist and family-oriented human being.
Bruce Levenson recently hopped aboard the app bandwagon with Gas Buddy, an app that enables vehicle operators to find the best fuel prices wherever they may be driving.
Levenson recently participated in charity’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge while stationed on a trampoline at an undisclosed Colorado location. This speaks well of Levenson’s endeavors to make the world a better place since the ice bucket challenge is a fundraiser effort to support medical research and patient care for those afflicted with amyotrophic lateral selerosis, better known a Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Rumor has it that an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is headed in the direction of the Atlanta Hawks cheerleader squad.
Would-be Ice Bucket Challengers can find a unique Halloween costume predicted to be a top-seller for 2015. This costume that includes a bucked of fake ice water reigning down over its wearer is available online at brandsonsale.com.
In basketball news, this year’s Atlanta Hawks roster will include Jason Richardson, who brings 13-years of experience to the team along with Lamar Patterson who has undergone a new diet regime resulting in the loss of quite a few pounds. ESPN is predicting that the Atlanta Hawks will be among the top five, speculated to be number three, Eastern Coast Conference teams for the upcoming season.
Atlanta’s Phillips Arena continues to be the home base for the Hawks whose 2008 Game 6 drew a crowd of fans estimated to exceed 20,00 fans. Phillips Arena’s unique design includes two architectural features, one being that the roof supports spell ATLANTA and another view spells CNN.As a Champion of Planet Earth, Levenson continues to keep his finger on the U.S. Holocaust Museum situated on the Washington, D.C. National Mall in honot of his mother-in-law who was a holocaust survivor.