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  • SBD Article

    Warriors Look To Embrace Club's History, Former Players With Heritage Campaign

    Published October 21, 2014

    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 disgruntled Warriors greats Chris Mullin and Don Nelson and partnered with an archival service to hunt down memorabilia." Georgia-based Heritage Werks will "help the Warriors get back on target by creating an offic...

    Tags: Franchises, Golden State Warriors, NBA
  • SBD Article

    NBA Franchise Notes: Dikembe Mutombo In Talks To Join Hawks' Investor Group

    Published October 21, 2014

    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 ongoing." The group may also "consist of other former" NBAers. The group hopes to "meet with the NBA commissioner’s office in the near future." Currently, at least a majority share of 50.1% of the Hawks "is ...

    Tags: Franchises, NBA
  • SBD Article

    Sources: Islanders Sale Price Was $485M; New Ownership Will Be Introduced This Week

    Published October 20, 2014

    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 minority owners at a news conference" this week. They will "own a minority share of the Islanders for this season and next" before taking over as majority owners in '16-17, when Wang "will become the minority ...

    Tags: New York Islanders, NHL, Franchises
  • SBD Article

    Record-Low Crowds, Lease Issues Cause Concern For Future Of NHL Panthers

    Published October 20, 2014

    The NHL Panthers' attendance and arena lease issues "have raised questions about the franchise’s long-term future in South Florida," according to a front-page piece by Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. The Panthers this season have "stopped distributing free and discounted tickets to games." Ownership said that while the freebies had "boosted attendance significantly in past years," it also "devalued the product and angered season-ticket holders." Record-low crowds this season come "at the s...

    Tags: Franchises, Florida Panthers, NHL
  • SBD Article

    New Dodgers Exec Andrew Friedman Offers Few Details On Plans For '15

    Published October 20, 2014

    New Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Freidman was introduced Friday, but he "remained as much of a mystery as some of the advanced metrics used by the overachieving" Rays in his time as their GM, according to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. TIMES. Friedman offered "little insight into how his trademark small-market principles would be used to more efficiently operate a big-market franchise." While "acknowledging the necessity of signing star-caliber players to long-term contracts i...

    Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB
  • SBD Article

    Increased Ticket, Broadcast Revenue Could Boost MLB Cardinals' Payroll

    Published October 20, 2014

    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 forecasted increases over the next three to five years that will accommodate what we need to do with the young players we have. ... We’re forecasting fairly significant increases in the next three to five years.” DeWitt...

    Tags: Franchises, St. Louis Cardinals, MLB
  • SBD Article

    David Glass' Willingness To Change Was Impetus For Royals' Turnaround

    Published October 20, 2014

    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 World Series in eight years," but "in reality, improvement came with setbacks, too." Glass: “We had to change the whole thing. We had to get a fresh start.” Mellinger: "Saying you have a plan is gr...

    Tags: Franchises, Kansas City Royals, MLB
  • SBD Article

    Giants Relish In Organizational Consistency As They Go For Third Title In Five Years

    Published October 20, 2014

    The Giants are going for their third World Series title in five years, and in an industry in which “success breeds copycats, opposing clubs should be rushing to imitate the Giants Way,” but there has been “no raid on the Giants' braintrust,” according to Bill Shaikin of the L.A. TIMES. Giants VP & Assistant GM Bobby Evans said that he “never has been interviewed by a club” searching for a GM. Giants P Javier Lopez tried to explain it by saying, “Maybe, because our style is not so predictable,...

    Tags: Franchises, San Francisco Giants
  • SBD Article

    Popovich Responds To Sarver's Comments About Players Not Traveling To Game

    Published October 20, 2014

    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Saturday responded to comments made by Suns Owner Robert Sarver during Thursday's Spurs-Suns preseason matchup, when Sarver apologized "for the lackluster game" and offered "credit to ticketed attendees after the Hall of Fame coach and five Spurs players missed the game," according to Dan McCarney of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. Popovich said, "The silliness begins. Most wise individuals would check facts before they made statements. Unless you’re interested in ...

    Tags: Franchises, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns
  • SBJ Article

    With James back, Cavs retool sales strategy

    Published October 20, 2014 by John Lombardo & Don Muret

    Welcome to the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers — thanks in large part to a familiar face being back in town. A summer that will be most widely remembered for LeBron James returning to his hometown team saw the Cavaliers reprogram their sales efforts, rebuild their sponsorship approach and double down on their desire to become a regional franchise. Those efforts all parallel a $23 million refresh of Quicken Loans Arena, an effort that will provide for a massive new scoreboard, new digital brandi...

    Tags: Franchises
  • SBJ Article

    Caps look for early renewal of TV deal

    Published October 20, 2014 by John Ourand

    Even though the Washington Capitals’ local TV rights deal with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic runs for three more seasons, the NHL team’s owner, Ted Leonsis, already has started negotiations about an extension, according to several sources. Leonsis’ Monumental Sports & Entertainment hired Allen & Co.’s Steve Greenberg to negotiate with the RSN’s executive team led by NBC Sports Group President Jon Litner. Owner Ted Leonsis may want t...

    Tags: Media, Franchises
  • SBJ Article

    Link to community inspires Crew’s new look

    Published October 20, 2014 by Ian Thomas

    When Anthony Precourt bought the Columbus Crew in July 2013, even he freely admitted that the club’s brand needed a massive overhaul. But while executives looked to find a new identity that highlighted the values and aspirations of the new ownership team — and moved away from the mark that the team had used since its debut nearly 20 years prior — they also knew that it would be counterproductive to try to simply erase the history of MLS’s first official club. ...

    Tags: Franchises
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