Hawks Owner Gearon Fined for Comments

NEW YORK, May 12, 2012 – Michael Gearon, an owner of the Atlanta Hawks, has
been fined $35,000 for publicly criticizing NBA officiating and making
negative comments about an opposing player, it was announced today by Stu
Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations.

Gearon made his comments on Wednesday, May 9 at a speaking engagement in the Atlanta area.