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  1. Hawks fans’ long regional nightmare is over, Meruelo to become owner

    Aug 7, 2011, 11:22 AM EDT

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    It’s over. Finally, mercifully, and long since it should have been, it’s over. The Atlanta Hawks have their ownership situation resolved. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution who secured the exclusive interview this weekend: Meruelo (pronounced mur-rel-o) said some members of the Spirit group will maintain minority ownership positions but that he will own more than 50 percent…

  2. Report: 76ers may be sold in next few days

    Jul 7, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT

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    Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg Media has the report: The Philadelphia 76ers likely will be sold to a group led by Joshua Harris, a director at Apollo Global Management LLC, in the next few business days, two people familiar with the negotiations said. Harris will pay about $280 million, according to one of the people, who…

  3. Joe Dumars is safe from new management

    Apr 9, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons Introduce John Kuester

    Now that the Pistons are safely in the hands of Mr. Tom Gores (pending NBA approval), the team can finally move forward. But what does that mean for the management and coaching? The Detroit Free Press reports that the architect of the 2004 championship team and the team that made about a billion Conference Finals…

  4. Mark Cuban on Mark Cuban

    Dec 3, 2010, 5:52 PM EDT

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    If you owned an NBA team, wouldn’t you want to be like Mark Cuban? Injecting yourself in the personnel debates, working out in the facilities, flying with the team, taking shots on the court before games. He is a fan/owner. He’s having fun, but he is also very smart and self-aware. And that comes through…

  5. Report: NBA owners confirm they want players to take a salary rollback

    Nov 2, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT

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    We’ve kind of known that NBA owners wanted to roll back existing NBA contracts across the board, even though that was never made official. Now it’s official — Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver confirmed it to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. “It’s part of our proposal,” Silver said. “It included a reduction of existing contracts in addition…

  6. Magic Johnson talks like an owner, even supports contraction

    Oct 25, 2010, 8:14 AM EDT

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    Magic Johnson may have sold his Lakers shares but he sounds a lot more like an owner than a former player. Owners are throwing the contraction issue out on the table during Collective Bargaining Agreement talks. Players almost to a man oppose contraction because it means fewer jobs. Johnson took the owners side when asked…

  7. Battle Royale: The three worst owners in the NBA

    Sep 18, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Battle Royale takes a topic and seeks to settle the pecking order of a given subject. Today’s topic? Who’s the worst owner in the NBA? You’re only as good as your owner. After all, you can have great chefs but if your owner doesn’t know how to keep the lights on you’re going to get…

  8. Some confusing news is coming out of the new Warriors regime

    Sep 11, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    When Joe Lacob and Peter Guber won the bid for the Warriors, immediately, talk started of how the Warriors could face changes in the front office and especially, coaching situations. There’s been conflicting reports about the future of Don Nelson, with some Most importantly, Kawakami reports that no decision will be made about Nelson until…

  9. Magic Johnson ready to move on from Lakers, head up an ownership group

    Aug 17, 2010, 1:54 PM EDT

    Magic Johnson’s name has come up in Golden State when that team was for sale. It has come up in connection with Detroit and the sale of the Pistons. And it is going to come up again, because Magic wants to run an NBA franchise, he told Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com. And he knows that…

  10. Magic Johnson also throws his hat in Pistons ownership ring

    Aug 13, 2010, 4:38 PM EDT

    The best basketball player ever to come out of Michigan has thrown his hat in the ring to help buy the Detroit Pistons. He hasn’t had formal talks yet with any of the groups looking to buy, but told NBA.com he would be interested in being one of the partners. Johnson stressed he has not…

  11. Hornets' sale still in dispute

    Jul 17, 2010, 9:51 PM EDT

    The New Orleans Hornets need a GM in place, immediately. Chris Paul is getting antsy, the roster could use some serious upgrades if they want to contend, and new head coach Monty Williams needs to have someone to work with on acquisitions. And the process is certainly getting there, with Dell Demps emerging as the…

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