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SBJ/March 14-20, 2011/Opinion
Watch Pegula, Brown
Published March 14, 2011, Page 22
Sports is littered with longtime fans who became ineffective owners. Pegula must bring his business discipline to team operations, but he seems the perfect fit for the NHL in such a rabid hockey market.
• Keep an eye on newly elected California Gov. Jerry Brown, who’ll play a critical role in the future of the state’s big league franchises. As the Chargers, 49ers and others vie for new facilities and virtually no public dollars, they’re unlikely to get any help or leadership from Brown, long opposed to publicly funding such sports projects. The issue of stadium development in California has worried league leaders for years.
Brown’s priorities and position can’t make them feel better about their prospects.
Abraham Madkour can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.