Bruce Levenson & The Atlanta Hawks LLC
Bruce Levenson is a former NBA team owner. He was a part owner of Atlanta Hawks LLC, which was previously known as Atlanta Spirit LLC. This group owned the NBA’s team, Atlanta Hawks, for about 10 years. The rest of Levenson’s accolades are as follows:
– Cofounder of United Communications Group (UCG) in 1977 along with Ed Peskowitz
– He was an adviser of BIA Digital Partners, a private equity organization.
– He is a former Board of Directors member of NEPA, which is the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association.
– Ed Peskowitz and he were inducted for their work with UCG in 1997 into the Software and Information Industry Association.
– He is a founding board member of the Board of Directors of TechTarget. TechTarget is a company that is spun out of UCG. He also served as a director of TechTarget from the founding of this company in 1999 to 2012.
– Forbes billionaire Bruce Levenson, and his wife, Karen, are actively involved in a plethora of philanthropic pursuits: Leading the University of Maryland’s annual “Do Good Challenge”; led the creation of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership that is located at the University of Maryland; a board member of the Community Foundation; board member of Hoop Dreams; and served as president for the “I Have a Dream” Foundation.
More Details About His Association with the Atlanta Hawks LLC
The Atlanta Hawks LLC was formerly called Atlanta Spirit LLC. When this group was still known as the Atlanta Spirit LLC, it was created with the intention to buy the Atlanta Hawks in 2004 from Turner Broadcasting. The Atlanta Hawks LLC owned the Atlanta Hawks NBA team and the Philips Arena, which is its home. Ed Peskowitz and Bruce Levenson became the majority partners of the Atlanta Hawks LLC. The NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers were also owned by this group; however, this team was sold in 2011. This group tried to sell the Atlanta Hawks as well in 2011, but to no avail. And as a result, the Atlanta Hawks was first reported to be sold in September of 2014.
Other key things to note while Atlanta Hawks LLC still owned the NBA team are as follows: Levenson hired Danny Ferry to be the president of basketball operations and the general manager of the Atlanta Hawks in 2012. Also, Levenson and his spouse were accompanied with the basketball team and their personnel at the US Holocaust Museum held in Washington D.C. in March of 2014. Iren Boyarsky, who is Levenson’s mother in law, is a Holocaust survivor, and she also attended this event.