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RazorBaLade 06-30-2011 09:42 PM

owners perspective on lockout
im obv not an owner, but let me give you this example.. I see a lot of people saying man, owners would lose more money by there being no basketball, its their fault their team loses money, their fault they give bad contracts etc. So let me come in from a wide angle,

30 teams in the NBA, lets go crazy and say that 10 of them are in good bball cities, sell tickets and jerseys, the team makes money. That leaves 20 owners of 20 teams that lose money every single year. Now how many of these owners are involved in their team in a mark cuban, jerry buss type level? How many of these owners look at owning the team more than just a business decision? Not many, not many at all.

So here you are, an owner who bought a team for cheap 10 years ago when it was not making any money. You got lucky in the draft, you got a solid player. You made some money for a few years. He got injured. Or you didn't even get lucky in the draft at all, you had no one. You're in a small market, you have a choice of 3 GMs who will make all the decisions for you because you don't know basketball. The GMs aren't very good either. They suck it up, you lose millions every year they make bad decisions. You can't get a good GM or a good coach because you're a bad team in a bad place.

What do you do? You're the owner of an NBA team. You walk away with your 250 million dollars to invest it in a better business, you ask for a new deal so you give yourself some breathing room and if not then you just do option 1, or you tough it losing millions every year until you become a top level team. You are the owner of the bucks, of the pistons, of the raptors, of the wizards, of the twolves or kings? What would you do?

I understand we are all on this big bad owners bandwagon but lets be real, the NBA side of this argument is right. There are only 5 teams that can win a championship in any year, 10 teams that can actually make the owner money. Why should the other 20 owners take it in the butt by a player that was good one year and sucked the next?

Kevin_Gamble 06-30-2011 11:33 PM

Re: owners perspective on lockout
If it's such a hardship to own an NBA team, then sell the team. Stop ****ing whining. Simple, isn't it?

Blue&Orange 06-30-2011 11:45 PM

Re: owners perspective on lockout
Why don't players stop ****ing whining and go play somewhere else? Simple, isn't?

winwin 06-30-2011 11:52 PM

Re: owners perspective on lockout
f*ck owners .. and f*ck owners perspective on lockout

Jasper 07-01-2011 12:28 AM

Re: owners perspective on lockout

Mnay posters here think that the Bucks and Milwaukee is a deadbeat out of the way franchise in the same city.

Kohl had opportunities to move the team , as well as sell it to Jordan who would of more less moved it to Vegas.

However alittle history here , Kohl's best friend is Bud Selig who owned the Brewers and saw that the team could be moved like the Braves to make a better profit
But these two gentleman realized that there is a history in Milwaukee in regards to sports and baseball as well as basketball.
(They have a pro hockey team as well as the Packers used to play the majority of their games in Milwaukee as well)
Point on here is that it is a small market , but there is a fan sports base that is very strong.
I lived there and I know , the city always has some sporting event occurring , besides universities UWM and Marquette.

So even though a multi millionaire in Herb Kohl has taken out 55million in loans over the last 5 years from the league , it has helped him keep the franchise
in Milwaukee and tried to bring a good product to the floor.

So OP stating that owners that aren't as visible as Cuban are not good owners is miss leading.
Currently Kohl is trying to help the state by being a senator for Wisconsin.
Why would a multi millionaire give a hoot about a city or a state , unless he is loyal to the city and states people.

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