ROCKETS OWNER LOOKS TO DELAY SUMMIT NAMING RIGHTS DEAL
Rockets Owner Les Alexander asked Houston City Council
members yesterday "to postpone" a vote to rename The Summit,
according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE.
Alexander's lobbyist, Bill Miller, said that Alexander "is
concerned" how the deal could affect the team's 24 corporate
sponsors that have arena ad rights during NBA games. Miller
said that the Rockets "know virtually nothing about the
deal" between Arena Management Corp. and Compaq Computer
Corp. "aside from media reports." Councilmember Rob Todd
said that "unless more information is provided," the issues
could be postponed for a week (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/14).