SBJ/September 27 - October 3, 2004/SBJ In Depth

A look at recent team ownership deals

Following is a sampling of some of the partners involved in sports team ownership based on published reports. The teams listed have seen a significant ownership change since 2002.

NFL


Baltimore Ravens


Stephen J. Bisciotti (99%)
Art Modell (1%)

Washington Redskins


Daniel M. Snyder
Snyder’s family
Fred Drasner
Fred W. Smith
Dwight C. Schar
Robert Rothman
State of Maryland
Prince George’s County, Md.

NBA


Atlanta Hawks*


Time Warner Inc. (15%)
Steve Belkin
Bruce Levenson
Ed Peskowitz
Todd Foremann
Michael Gearon Sr.
Michael Gearon Jr.
M.B. “Bud” Seretean
Rutherford Seydel
Beau Turner

Boston Celtics


Wycliffe Grousbeck
H. Irving Grousbeck
Stephen Pagliuca
The Abbey Group
James Pallotta
Glenn Hutchins
James Cash Jr.
James Bryer
William Egan
Stephen Lewinstein
Stephen Luczo
Michael Marks
David Roux
Mark Wan

Charlotte Bobcats


Robert Johnson
Hugh McColl Jr.
Skipper Beck
Felix Sabates
Claude Alexander
Carlos de Cespedes
Jorge de Cespedes
Nelly

Dallas Mavericks


Mark Cuban
Ross Perot Jr.
Donald Carter
Sonny Williams
Gretchen Minyard
Frank Zaccanelli
Hal Browning
Lindsey Embery
Horace Ardinger

New Jersey Nets


Bruce Ratner
Lewis Katz
Raymond Chambers
Alan Landis
Brian Bedol
Joe Taub
Jerry Taub
Shawn Carter (Jay-Z)
Mary Higgins Clark
Dennis Kozlowski
Lyor Cohen
Londell McMillan
Dolly Williams
Arthur Rabin
Jason Rabin
Frank K. Walsh
Robert S. Rubin

Phoenix Suns


Robert Sarver
Steve Kerr
Bryan Colangelo
Ken Kendrick
Dale Jensen
Sam Garvin
Francis Najafi
Steven J. Hilton
Carol Hudson
Tom Rogers
Don Rogers
Richard Heckmann

Toronto Raptors**


Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board (58%)
Bell Globemedia (15%)
Toronto-Dominion Bank (14%)
Larry Tanenbaum (13%)

Major League Baseball


Anaheim Angels


Arturo Moreno
Bill Levine
Bill Beverage

Boston Red Sox


John Henry
Tom Werner
George Mitchell
The New York Times Co.
Larry Lucchino
Les Otten
Arthur Nicholas
John Kaneb
Thomas DiBenedetto
Samuel Tamposi
Ben Cammarata
Ed Eskandrian

Florida Marlins


Jeffrey Loria

Los Angeles Dodgers


Frank McCourt

Montreal Expos


MLB

New York Mets


Fred Wilpon (100%)

New York Yankees


George Steinbrenner
Stephen Swindal
Harold Z. Steinbrenner
Henry G. Steinbrenner

NHL


Atlanta Thrashers*


Time Warner Inc. (15%)
Steve Belkin
Bruce Levenson
Ed Peskowitz
Todd Foremann
Michael Gearon Sr.
Michael Gearon Jr.
M.B. “Bud” Seretean
Rutherford Seydel
Beau Turner

Buffalo Sabres


Thomas Golisano

New Jersey Devils


Jeff Vanderbeek
Peter Simon
Michael Gilfillan
Lewis Katz
Raymond Chambers

Ottawa Senators


Eugene Melnyk

San Jose Sharks


George Gund
Kevin Compton
Greg Reyes
Greg Jamison
Tom McEnery
Stratton Sclavos
Gary Valenzuela
Harvey Armstrong
Hasso Plattner
Floyd Kvamme

Toronto Maple Leafs**


Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board (58%)
Bell Globemedia (15%)
Toronto-Dominion Bank (14%)
Larry Tanenbaum (13%)

* The NBA Atlanta Hawks and the NHL Atlanta Thrashers are owned by the same group.
** The NBA Toronto Raptors and the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs are owned by the same group.

Source: SportsBusiness Journal research

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