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Hawks add Turner exec Koonin to bolster profile

Steve Koonin speaks after being introduced as the new CEO for the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team at a press conference, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Atlanta. The Turner Entertainment Networks president is joining the Atlanta Hawks ownership group, which hopes he can raise the profile of an NBA team that has struggled to draw fans or lure big-name free agents. The Hawks announced late Sunday that Koonin would take an ownership stake, serve as chief executive officer, oversee all business operations and represent the ownership at league functions. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — Steve Koonin has cheered on the Atlanta Hawks surrounded by thousands of empty seats. He’s cheered them on when the place was rockin’.

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MLS, Atlanta planning ‘major announcement’

ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Soccer and Falcons owner Arthur Blank are planning a “major announcement” Wednesday on a proposed expansion team to play in Atlanta’s new downtown stadium.

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