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Chuck Greenberg Steps Down As CEO Of Rangers After Seven Months
Published March 11, 2011
WHAT WENT WRONG? In Dallas, Evan Grant notes from the "moment he gained control of the Rangers seven months ago, Chuck Greenberg fancied himself as an aggressive owner determined to reshape the club, its operations and its brand in his vision." But he "never owned the team, only a small percentage of it." It appears that "somewhere during the 16-month purchase process or during the seven months since the club was officially transferred from Tom Hicks to the coalition of owners Greenberg put together, he lost sight of the fact" that he was CEO & Managing General Partner. Grant: "What is starting to emerge is a picture of a man who was perhaps seduced by the challenge of landing the team and then obsessed with running it, even when he didn't have ultimate or unilateral authority to do so" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 3/11). ESPN’s Buster Olney writes, “This is a stunner, although folks within other organizations did wonder if there would inevitably be clashes because of how many Texas executives spoke loudly for the organization -- general manager Jon Daniels (naturally), President Nolan Ryan, and Greenberg” (ESPN.com, 3/11).