Former UM star Chris Webber trying to buy Atlanta Hawks

The Detroit News

Former NBA star Chris Webber wants to buy the Atlanta Hawks.

Webber, who starred at Detroit Country Day and helped lead Michigan to back-to-back NCAA Tournament runner-up finishes, posted a statement on Instagram on Thursday on behalf of The Webber Group.

"... this week The Webber Group contacted the NBA to express our intentions to acquire the majority interest of the Atlanta Hawks," the group said in a statement.

The Hawks were put up for sale in September after owner Bruce Levenson told the NBA he made racist comments in an email to team president Danny Ferry, who himself is on leave after racially charged comments he made about player Luol Deng.