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Alex Meruelo's dream: NBA ownership

The Atlanta Hawks' new owner faces great opportunity and responsibility in the NBA

Originally Published: October 13, 2011
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

When the reports that Alex Meruelo was purchasing the Atlanta Hawks hit the newswires on Aug. 7 last summer, a reader named Steve Brown posted this comment under a story about the prospective owner in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "My boycott is over."

Brown's comment was typical. Atlanta fans are clearly dissatisfied with the current ownership of the Hawks, and many likely will embrace the transaction for two reasons: 1) Meruelo said with sincerity in the interview that ...

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