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Gearon fined $25K for tampering

Updated: May 27, 2010, 7:46 PM ET
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ATLANTA -- Hawks owner Michael Gearon has been fined $25,000 for making comments that violated the NBA's anti-tampering rules.

The fine was announced by Joel Litvin, the president of league and basketball operations, and was the third handed down in recent days for violation of the rules.

Gearon was fined for comments that appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 19, when he said he'd be willing to subject the team to the luxury tax if it could sign Cleveland's LeBron ...

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