​​​​​​​Koonin: Nice to have competition back in our lives

Dukes & Bell
June 12, 2020 - 5:28 pm
Jun 25, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks ceo Steve Koonin speaks during a press conference at Philips Arena. The Atlanta Hawks officially announced today that it was purchased by an ownership group led by Tony Ressler. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-US

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Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin joined Dukes & Bell for his weekly visit and talked about the relationship between the players and the league and how that helped with reaching an agreement to resume the season.

Koonin talked about how good it is to have competition.

“Each one of the sports has different relationships with their players, I happen to selfishly believe the NBA’s relationship is the best, and you can see that in the collaboration, cooperation.” Koonin said “It’s all on an individual basis but as long as people stay safe. I’ve got golf on in the background, I was watching it on another computer while doing three zoom calls yesterday, it’s just nice to have competition back in our lives.”