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Bobcats Owner Hires Investment Banker, Looking To Sell Team
Published May 22, 2009
|Johnson Has Stepped Up Efforts To Sell
Bobcats By Hiring Sports Investment Banker
CHASING HIS TAIL: In Charlotte, Tom Sorensen writes Johnson has been the "worst owner in the history of Charlotte and one of the worst in the history of professional sports." Johnson "came into a bad situation and, through arrogance and consistency, made it worse." Fans "don't go to games because of the owner," but if they are "peripheral fans, the owner is enough to keep them away." If Johnson wants to "end his reign as owner with a graceful act that will long be remembered, he should sell cheap." Sorensen: "Just get out from under it. Don't be the bad guy anymore. ... Accept that being entrusted with a sports franchise is not for everybody" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 5/22).