The Atlanta Hawks organization has steadily and purposefully restructured and rebranded to represent the city of Atlanta and its fans better. These changes have also extended to Hawks’ G League affiliate, the College Park Skyhawks. Announced on Friday, Atlanta native and rapper, 2-Chainz joined the ownership group headed by Grant Hill and Tony Ressler to become a part owner of the Skyhawks.
The team recently made the move to the Atlanta area after spending its last years operating out of Erie, Pennsylvania.
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The Atlanta Hawks have announced that GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Tauheed “2 Chainz” Epps has agreed to join the ownership team of the Hawks’ new NBA G League affiliate, the College Park Skyhawks. Born and raised in College Park, 2 Chainz will join an ownership group led by Principal Owner Tony Ressler and Vice Chair of the Board and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Grant Hill and adds to the group one of the most recognizable and respected leaders in the south Atlanta community.
“It’s exciting and a dream come TRU to be a part of a sports team, especially one in my community,” 2 Chainz said. “Being able to give back, create opportunities for the youth, inspire and show people what you can do if you believe in yourself and work hard makes this opportunity so meaningful to me.”
Having 2-Chainz, a creative and personable individual, as a front-facing part of the organization is just another unique and forward-thinking move by the Hawks.
Hawks CEO Steve Koonin understands the connection the rapper and entrepreneur has to his community and hopes it helps foster a better connection between the team and the area.
“College Park is a place where stars are born, and we are excited to welcome one of the city’s biggest – 2 Chainz – as an owner of the College Park Skyhawks. It is truly a perfect match. Nobody represents College Park better or is more invested in that community than him and his passion and knowledge for the game of basketball is well-documented. He will be a great ambassador for the Skyhawks – the next generation of College Park stars,” Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin said.