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  1. Stern says NBA revenues should be $5 billion this season

    Nov 14, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT

    David Stern, Adam Silver

    During the NBA lockout, we all got frustrated watching the owners and argue over how to divide up $4 billion in revenue. Billion. With a “B.” Now, make that $5 billion. That is what NBA Commissioner David Stern said speaking Tuesday at Beyond Sport United conference in New York, according to the Associated Press. The…

  2. Owners of St. Louis ABA team want more NBA TV money

    Sep 7, 2012, 8:36 AM EDT

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    Each year, the NBA pays part of the television revenue from the four former ABA teams — the Spurs, Pacers, Nets and Nuggets — to the owners of the now defunct Spirit of St. Louis. Seriously. It’s a budget line item for those teams. Nobody talks about the actual amount over the past 36 years…

  3. Lockout didn’t turn NBA fans away at all

    Feb 3, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks Victory Parade

    The conventional wisdom goes that casual NBA fans — and there are a lot of them — don’t really pay attention until Christmas (and not seriously until after the Super Bowl). Based on results so far in this lockout-shortened season, that seems about right. The NBA wiped out everything before Christmas and the league’s attendance…

  4. Details emerge of league’s new revenue sharing plan

    Jan 24, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT

    AP Money Found

    Revenue sharing was a big part of this summer’s Collective Bargaining Agreement talks, but the most secretive part. The owners wanted it to be something separate from the CBA itself, the players wanted it included, but what was going to be included was vague. Even when the deal was finalized and the lockout lifted, the…

  5. Video: Suns owner Robert Sarver talks NBA business

    Dec 10, 2011, 9:03 AM EDT

    Suns Robert Sarver

    Suns owner Robert Sarver went on Darren Rovell’s Sports Biz Game On on CNBC and talked NBA business. He wisely sidestepped the steaming pile of Chris Paul trade fiasco and instead focused on what the shortened schedule (but he didn’t complain too much this time) and revenue sharing will mean for small market owners. Not…

  6. Study says 22 other cities could support an NBA team

    Aug 19, 2011, 7:14 PM EDT

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    Contraction? Why are we talking about contraction? (Well, we’re talking about it because it’s good bargaining leverage so David Stern keeps it alive. But that’s another issue for another day.) For all the trouble the NBA is having in New Orleans and the threats of moving from Sacramento, there are plenty of other cities that…

  7. Referees union files unfair labor practice charge against NBA

    Apr 7, 2011, 9:37 AM EDT

    Andrew Bynum, Leon Wood

    While we were all talking about the NBA players and owners labor strife, the referees union and league have been negotiating a deal (that deal is set to expire Sept. 1). And it has some serious tension. Like bring in the National Labor Relations Board tension. Adrian Wojnarowski has the details at Yahoo. The National…

  8. Raptors main owners may sell stake in team

    Mar 16, 2011, 2:03 PM EDT

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    The ownership of the Toronto Raptors is an interesting mess. There is a seven-person board that directs Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (which owns the Raptors, the NHL’s Maple Leafs and other sporting entities). The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan owns Two thirds of that. But the pension plan has announced it may sell its shares,…

  9. YouTube in talks to stream live NBA games

    Feb 22, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT

    NBA-YouTube

    NBA games streaming on YouTube? Just a click away from a cat playing the piano? Could happen. Google — which owns YouTube — is in talks with the NBA and other major sports leagues, according to Bloomberg. YouTube aims to show more live sports in the second half of the year, said Gautam Anand, Google’s…

  10. Lakers, Time Warner team up for new L.A cable sports channel

    Feb 14, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Victory Parade

    And the rich get richer… Time Warner Cable — which already provides service to much of the Los Angeles area — will launch a two new regional sports cable channels in the Los Angeles marketplace in 2012 with the Lakers as part of the package, the team and company announced jointly Monday. The Lakers will…

  11. NBA getting serious about India as market

    Dec 24, 2010, 12:22 PM EDT

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    There has never been an NBA player born in India — which puts it behind even Egypt. But India is the second most populous nation on the face of the earth and if David Stern is serious about globalization of the game — and he is — then India has to be targeted. And it…

  12. American Express returns as NBA sponsor, a sign of the league’s surging popularity

    Dec 20, 2010, 9:19 AM EDT

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    There was a time when American Express commercials were as much a part of NBA telecasts as Marv Albert. But five years ago, after the Jordan era and the Laker three-peat were history, the company walked away. Monday they will announce they are back in — American Express is returning as a league sponsor, the…

  13. Average NBA ticket price falls for second straight year

    Nov 25, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The soft economy is still hitting the NBA — the average ticket price to go see an NBA game has fallen for the second consecutive year. The average NBA ticket costs $48.08, down 2.8 percent from last year, according to Team Marketing Report, which puts together these lists for every major sporting league, and as…

  14. English Premiere League made $155 million from ads on jerseys. How long until NBA follows?

    Oct 5, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT

    Next summer, rather than talking about Carmelo Anthony, Tayshaun Prince, Tony Paker and the free agent class (or those just pushing for trades anyway) we’re going to be talking about “percentage of basketball related income” and figuring out salary cap structures.  We’ll be talking Collective Bargaining Agreement. Next summer the players and the owners are…

  15. NBA season ticket sales up to start season

    Sep 28, 2010, 12:05 PM EDT

    Add a check to the players’ side of the column in the ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations… NBA season ticket sales are well up over a year ago and that could mean $100 million more in revenue for the league, according to the South Florida Business Journal. Through Sept. 22, NBA teams had sold more…

  16. NBA making inroads in Africa

    May 28, 2010, 7:01 PM EDT

    Despite fact that players like Hakeem Olajuwon, Manute Bol, Luol Deng, and Serge Ibaka have all come to the NBA by way of Africa, the sport hasn’t really caught on over there. According to a recent New York Times article, Amadou Gallo Fall, vice president of NBA development in Africa, is doing his best to…

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