The Guardian reports:
The WNBA and the NBA’s board of governors unanimously approved the sale of the Atlanta Dream on Friday, ending defeated Republican senator Kelly Loeffler’s tumultuous stint as a WNBA owner.
“With the unanimous WNBA and NBA votes, today marks a new beginning for the Atlanta Dream organization and we are very pleased to welcome Larry Gottesdiener and Suzanne Abair to the WNBA,” league commissioner Cathy Engelbert said.
Players around the league called for Loeffler to sell her 49% stake in the Dream after she wrote a letter to Engelbert over the summer objecting to the league’s initiatives to advocate for racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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WNBA announces sale of Atlanta Dream from ex-senator Kelly Loeffler https://t.co/t3S3vf0aCd
— Guardian US (@GuardianUS) February 26, 2021
The WNBA has announced the sale of the Atlanta Dream to a new ownership group that will include former Dream player Renee Montgomery, who opted out last season to focus on social justice matters.
Former Ga. Senator Kelly Loeffler is no longer an owner in the WNBA
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) February 26, 2021
NEW: The WNBA and NBA have approved the sale of the Atlanta Dream, ending the contentious ownership of fmr. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, officials say. https://t.co/7fBmoKun4f
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 26, 2021
Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) officially sells her stake in WNBA’s Atlanta Dream after clashing with the team’s players over Black Lives Matter. pic.twitter.com/YPl1d41o1o
— The Recount (@therecount) February 26, 2021