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Published April 23, 2014
SPELLBOUND: Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis on his "Ted's Take" blog wrote, "We will be at 90 percent renewals on our season tickets. I have a good feeling that we can enter next season with close to or at 10,000 season tickets per game. I am hopeful and believe we will sell out our playoff games" (TEDSTAKE.com, 4/21).
GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT: In New Jersey, John Brennan noted the "current average price" on TiqIQ.com for the Raptors-Nets First Round playoff series is now $282.51, which is up 32.3% since Thursday ($213.57). The average price for Game 3 at Barclays Center Friday is currently $264.83 -- up 60.3% since Thursday ($165.22). The current "get in" price is $93, up 220.7% since Thursday ($29) (NORTHJERSEY.com, 4/22).
KORN FED: In Detroit, Vince Ellis noted the Pistons have "retained" search firm Korn/Ferry Int'l to assist with finding a new GM. People are "accustomed to hearing about search firms when it comes to hiring Wall Street CEOs -- not GMs or coaches." But it is becoming "more and more commonplace." Korn/Ferry "helped steer the Raptors" to President of Basketball Opertions & GM Masai Ujiri (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 4/21).