New Bucks Owners Open To Local Investors Bengals, County Reach Stadium Upgrades Deal Bettman Praises Shanahan's League Office Work Disney: Cable Network Unit Growth To Continue James, Heat Top NBA Jersey Sales Sources: Islanders Draw New Suitors Barclays Center, MSG Rivalry Heating Up Colts To Remain With Irsays Long Term Raptors Merch Moving Quickly NBA Avg. Attendance Relatively Flat
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Published November 17, 1997
NBA: Last night's Nets-Cavs game drew 12,860 at Gund Arena, the smallest crowd since the arena opened, and the smallest at a Cavs game since December '92 at Richfield Coliseum (BEACON JOURNAL, 11/17)....In N.Y., Peter Vecsey: "Those fleeing the Warriors maintain the team can't possibly be resuscitated unless owner Chris Cohan sells or removes himself from all decision making" (N.Y. POST, 11/16). NFL: Vikings board member Wheelock Whitney disputed a report that Red McCombs had increased his offer for the team to $185M (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 11/15). McCombs would not comment on his offer, but said that although his "first goal" is for San Antonio to have an NFL team, he has "no intention" of moving the Vikings out of MN should he gain control of the team (S.A. EXPRESS-NEWS, 11/15). NOTES: Lamar Hunt's attorneys have appealed a Columbus judge's ruling that "closed Hunt out as an owner" of the NHL Blue Jackets (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 11/15)....Anaheim Sports President Tony Tavares said that Disney would "take a look at ownership" of an MLS franchise (L.A. TIMES, 11/14).