/// Steve Koonin Out at Turner
After a 14-year stint with Turner Entertainment Networks, where he most recently served as the division’s president, Steve Koonin is leaving the cable programming giant to assume the role of CEO of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks franchise. In his new position, Koonin will oversee all business, financial and strategic operations of the Hawks and Philips Arena. He will also acquire a minority stake within the Hawks’ ownership group. Koonin has worked closely with the NBA for 28 years, a span that includes his tenure at Turner and as Coca-Cola’s vice president of sports and entertainment marketing. In a note to Turner staffers, the notoriously sports-happy Koonin said he approached the opportunity to run the Hawks as “the chance to be a steward of another Ted Turner legacy,” adding that “The Hawks came to life when Ted took over the team in the ‘70s.
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Steve Koonin Out at Turner
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