Hawks ownership at odds over Joe Johnson trade
BOSTON -- A judge stepped into the feud among Atlanta Hawks owners Tuesday, blocking the removal of Boston businessman Steve Belkin as managing partner.
Judge Allan van Gestel granted Belkin's request for a temporary injunction, saying a contract signed by all the owners last year prevents the group from voting him out.
The dispute stems from Belkin's refusal to approve a
sign-and-trade deal for the Hawks to acquire guard Joe Johnson from
the Phoenix Suns. As the team's NBA ...
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