Former Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler is no longer co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream. Loeffler’s share has been sold to former WNBA player Renee Montgomery and two others.
According to TMZ Sports, “Montgomery’s 3-person ownership group is comprised of 2 big wigs from the Northland real estate firm — chairman Larry Gottesdiener and President and COO Suzanne Abair.”
She is the first former WNBA player to own a team.
Montgomery said in a statement to TMZ Sports, “My dream has come true. Breaking barriers for minorities and women by being the first former WNBA player to have both a stake in ownership and a leadership role with the ownership team is an opportunity that I take very seriously. I invite you to join me as the Dream builds momentum in Atlanta!”
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The two-time WNBA champion also broke the news on Twitter, see below:
Loeffler, a loyal Trump supporter, has been at odds with the stars of the Atlanta Dream, a team she has co-owned since 2011. In July, they proudly endorsed Rev. Raphael Warnock who became the first Black Democratic to be elected as a Senator in Georgia.
Last June, Loeffler criticized the Black Lives Matter movement for being a “very divisive organization” that promotes “violence and destruction across the country.”
Since then, players from across the league and particularly those of the Atlanta Dream began wearing “Vote Warnock” T-shirts on national television, in support of the Morehouse grad and pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Warnock was elected the eleventh Black Senator in the country’s history.