ROSS PEROT JR. TO BECOME PART OWNER OF THE STARS?
An NHL source says that Ross Perot Jr. is negotiating with
Stars Owner Norm Green to invest more than $30M in the team and
become as much as a 50% owner, according to this morning's DALLAS
MORNING NEWS. Green reportedly "needs the potential cash
infusion to keep the team financially stable" and "aggressive" on
free agents. The source also said that a smaller group of
limited partners is being sought to buy in -- including former
Cowboy Roger Staubach and golfer Fred Couples. Staubach has
confirmed that he has been approached about investing, however
Couples "denies any involvement." Negotiations continue over how
much Perot would own and who would have controlling interest.
According to the league source, though, "little would change in
the Stars' daily operations," now run by Green and Stars
President Jim Lites (Terry Egan, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/11).