Atlanta team close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s contentious stint as a WNBA owner.
The league said in a statement that a sale of the franchise was close to being finalized.
Players around the league have called for Loeffler to sell her 49% stake in the Dream after she wrote a letter to WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert over the summer objecting to the league’s initiatives to advocate for racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Loeffler is a Republican who was appointed to her Georgia Senate seat by President Donald Trump.
She lost a runoff election to Democrat Raphael Warnock.
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