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NBA Sends Draft Lottery Issue To Committee For More Study

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 22 / 14

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver  today said that owners have sent back the issue of draft lottery reform to the league's competition committee for additional study with a need to find the right balance between creating appropriate incentives and allowing a draft to work as it should. He also addr...

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Rice Files Formal Grievance Against Ravens

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T.I. Agrees To Help Hawks Move On

The Hawks have enlisted the help of hip-hop artist and Atlanta native T.I. "to help the Hawks rebound" from the controversy that "erupted following racially insensitive comments by soon-to-be-former co-owner Bruce Levenson," according to Jennifer Brett of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. T.I. has a ...

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Franchise Notes

Orioles VP/Communications & Marketing Greg Bader said that many fans put down deposits on '15 season tickets "to secure a chance to buy seats for this year's playoff games." While Bader did not offer specific numbers, he said that deposits "came in significantly stronger" than when the Orioles l ...

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Warriors Embrace Heritage, Former Players

As Warriors co-Owners Peter Guber and Joe Lacob "prepare to celebrate their four-year anniversary, their efforts to salute the franchise’s history bear mention," according to Rusty Simmons of the S.F. CHRONICLE. They have "emphasized connecting with former players, honored formerly disgru ...

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NBA Franchise Notes

In Atlanta, Chris Vivlamore noted former NBAer Dikembe Mutombo has "met with a group of investors about joining their bid to buy" the Hawks. The group, which is made up in part of Atlanta businessmen, has "begun the preliminary work to get involved in the sale of the team," and "talks are ongoi ...

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Sources: Islanders Sale Price Was $485M

Islanders Owner Charles Wang "finally struck gold when he sold the team to Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin " in August for a "price tag" of $485M, according to sources cited by Mike Ozanian of FORBES ( 10/17 ). On Long Island, Arthur Staple noted Ledecky and Malkin "will be introduced as minori ...

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Future Of NHL Panthers Questioned

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Dodgers' Friedman Mum On Details For '15

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The MLB Cardinals front office "expects the payroll to grow for 2015 after several years of hovering around" $110-115M and one year of "stepping back in total spending," according to Derrick Goold of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Cardinals Chair & CEO Bill Dewitt said, “We have forecas ...

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Glass' New Approach Key To Royals' Success

Royals Owner David Glass had to "accept his leadership pushed the Royals into becoming a punch line," and to make this journey to the World Series, he would "need help pushing them back to the top," according to Sam Mellinger of the K.C. STAR. The Royals have gone from a "joke of a franchise to the ...

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