ATLANTA (AP) – Real estate investor Larry Gottesdiener has been approved as the lead owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream following pressure on former Sen. Kelly Loeffler to sell her share of the team. Co-owner Mary Brock also sold her share of the club, which will remain in Atlanta. The three-member investor group includes former Dream guard Renee Montgomery and Suzanne Abair, president of Gottesdiener’s firm. Players around the league had called for Loeffler, a Republican, to sell her 49% stake in the Dream after she objected to the league’s initiatives to advocate for racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.
By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer