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February 27, 2012
Michael Heisley and Tony Ressler were eliminated from the Dodgers bidding on Monday, leaving seven parties in contention to buy the team, according to multiple people familiar with the sale process but not authorized to discuss it. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, Beverly Hills-based real estate developer Alan Casden and a group led by Stanley Gold and the family of the late Roy Disney remain in the bidding. The other four: Magic Johnson and veteran baseball executive Stan Kasten; Connecticut investor Steven Cohen and longtime Los Angeles agent Arn Tellem; New York media executive Leo Hindery in partnership with Tom Barrack, chairman of Santa Monica-based Colony Capital; and Jared Kushner, owner and publisher of the New York Observer  and son-in-law of Donald Trump.
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April 27, 2014 | Times staff and wire service reports
Michael Heisley Billionaire businessman moved NBA's Grizzlies from Vancouver to Memphis Michael Heisley, 77, a billionaire businessman who moved the NBA's Grizzlies from Vancouver to Memphis and made an unsuccessful bid to buy the Dodgers in 2012, died Saturday, the Grizzlies said. Heisley, who sold his basketball team before the start of the 2012-13 season, suffered a stroke last year. Co-founder of The Heico Companies, Heisley was a computer salesman who parlayed investments in underperforming businesses into a corporation with interests in food production, heavy equipment, pre-engineered metal buildings and other industries.
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November 10, 2009 | Associated Press
Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley says he is not sure of what Allen Iverson's future plans are, though he hopes Iverson returns to the Grizzlies soon. Heisley granted the 10-time All-Star permission Saturday for an indefinite leave to deal with a personal matter. The Commercial Appeal newspaper reported Monday that Iverson is contemplating retirement. Heisley told the Associated Press on Monday that he doesn't know what's in Iverson's head and thinks Iverson still can play another three NBA seasons.
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June 11, 2012 | Wire reports
Andriy Shevchenko is determined to turn the European Championship into a farewell performance to remember, and so far he's putting on quite a show. Shevchenko one-upped Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Monday in a battle of past and present star strikers, scoring on two great headers to give co-host Ukraine a 2-1 win over Sweden in their opening match at Euro 2012 in Kiev. "I feel that I am 10 years younger today," the 35-year-old Shevchenko said. "I think that it's a great day for Ukraine.
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March 5, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley and Los Angeles investor Tony Ressler have joined forces and reentered the bidding for the Dodgers, a person familiar with the sale process said Monday. Ressler, a minority investor in the Milwaukee Brewers, is believed to be the only remaining bidder currently involved in MLB. The Heisley-Ressler bid would be the eighth submitted to Major League Baseball for consideration. MLB has agreed to approve up to 10 bidders, after which outgoing owner Frank McCourt will select the winner.
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March 11, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
The owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies is scheduled to visit Memphis, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky., this week, cities strongly vying with Anaheim to lure the NBA team. The Memphis visit is of particular concern to Anaheim officials. When Grizzly owner Michael Heisley toured the Arrowhead Pond last month, he said he was considering Memphis "to a limited extent" and had no plans to visit. Since then, Vancouver newspapers have reported that the NBA is pushing Heisley to consider Memphis.
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February 25, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
With four days left until Vancouver Grizzly owner Michael Heisley is supposed to tell the NBA where he would like to move his team next season, Heisley has all but dropped St. Louis from consideration. As officials from the city of Anaheim and the Arrowhead Pond worked through the weekend to prepare for Heisley's Tuesday visit, the finalists to land the Grizzlies appear to be Anaheim, Louisville and New Orleans. In an interview with the Vancouver Sun, Heisley said a move to St.
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March 20, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
The owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies is extremely interested in moving his team to Anaheim but has not yet been persuaded the team can be profitable playing there, a colleague said Monday. Grizzly owner Michael Heisley resumed negotiations Monday with Arrowhead Pond General Manager Tim Ryan and Anaheim City Manager James Ruth, who hope to lure the Grizzlies to Orange County.
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March 19, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
The future home of the Vancouver Grizzlies could be revealed as soon as Thursday, when NBA Commissioner David Stern and Vancouver owner Michael Heisley are scheduled to meet in New York. Heisley met Sunday with chief corporate counsel Stan Meadows and Andy Dolich, the Grizzlies' president of business operations, to discuss bids submitted by Anaheim, New Orleans, Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn.
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February 24, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
Vancouver Grizzlies' owner Michael Heisley is scheduled to visit Anaheim on Tuesday, the most significant step in five years toward securing an NBA team for the Arrowhead Pond. Heisley is expected to meet with Anaheim Mayor Tom Daly, City Manager James Ruth and Pond General Manager Tim Ryan. Heisley, searching for a new home for his money-losing team, visited St. Louis and New Orleans this week and Louisville last week.
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March 5, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley and Los Angeles investor Tony Ressler have joined forces and reentered the bidding for the Dodgers, a person familiar with the sale process said Monday. Ressler, a minority investor in the Milwaukee Brewers, is believed to be the only remaining bidder currently involved in MLB. The Heisley-Ressler bid would be the eighth submitted to Major League Baseball for consideration. MLB has agreed to approve up to 10 bidders, after which outgoing owner Frank McCourt will select the winner.
SPORTS
February 27, 2012
Michael Heisley and Tony Ressler were eliminated from the Dodgers bidding on Monday, leaving seven parties in contention to buy the team, according to multiple people familiar with the sale process but not authorized to discuss it. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, Beverly Hills-based real estate developer Alan Casden and a group led by Stanley Gold and the family of the late Roy Disney remain in the bidding. The other four: Magic Johnson and veteran baseball executive Stan Kasten; Connecticut investor Steven Cohen and longtime Los Angeles agent Arn Tellem; New York media executive Leo Hindery in partnership with Tom Barrack, chairman of Santa Monica-based Colony Capital; and Jared Kushner, owner and publisher of the New York Observer  and son-in-law of Donald Trump.
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November 15, 2009 | Mark Heisler
Looking ahead ORLANDO AT BOSTON 5 p.m. Friday, I hope; ESPN As Keith Jackson used to note weekly, these are two teams that . . . don't like each other very much. If this feature used to be the Lakers Game of the Week, it's not hard to find a glamour matchup a week. The East now has four or five elite teams by itself, with Cleveland coming off back-to-back wins in Orlando and Miami, and Atlanta winning in Boston. Nor is the West last season's Lakers lake, as the Nuggets just suggested pointedly.
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November 10, 2009 | Associated Press
Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley says he is not sure of what Allen Iverson's future plans are, though he hopes Iverson returns to the Grizzlies soon. Heisley granted the 10-time All-Star permission Saturday for an indefinite leave to deal with a personal matter. The Commercial Appeal newspaper reported Monday that Iverson is contemplating retirement. Heisley told the Associated Press on Monday that he doesn't know what's in Iverson's head and thinks Iverson still can play another three NBA seasons.
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April 25, 2002 | Bill Plaschke
First things first. I believe Jerry West is going to Memphis. I also believe mutton-chopped fat guys moonlighting in satin suits are Elvis, and those who make more than minimum wage can sing the blues. Don't get me wrong. There is no doubt that reports from that genteel Tennessee burg--when Jason Williams is out of town, anyway--are accurate. Yes, right now, Jerry West is going to work for the Memphis Grizzlies. Yes, somebody there actually believed it enough to leak it. No, I don't blame the locals for trumpeting this with a pitched fervor generally accorded the occasional news that somebody has been spotted watching the Liberty Bowl.
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March 23, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite indications that the Vancouver Grizzlies have eliminated Anaheim from consideration as their new home, officials from the city and the Arrowhead Pond plan to meet today to discuss additional incentives that could be offered to lure the NBA team to Orange County. "Our people are not giving up," Anaheim City Manager James Ruth said Thursday. Ruth said the Grizzlies had rejected the latest Anaheim bid, presented Wednesday to Grizzly owner Michael Heisley. But executives from Ogden Corp.
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March 23, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite indications that the Vancouver Grizzlies have eliminated Anaheim from consideration as their new home, officials from the city and the Arrowhead Pond plan to meet today to discuss additional incentives that could be offered to lure the NBA team to Orange County. "Our people are not giving up," Anaheim City Manager James Ruth said Thursday. Ruth said the Grizzlies had rejected the latest Anaheim bid, presented Wednesday to Grizzly owner Michael Heisley. But executives from Ogden Corp.
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March 22, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of a meeting between NBA Commissioner David Stern and Vancouver Grizzly owner Michael Heisley, executives from the Grizzlies and the Arrowhead Pond met for two hours Wednesday to discuss how to sweeten an Anaheim bid, amid concerns the league might temper its support for Heisley should he wish to move his team to Orange County. With new fan bases and television markets available in New Orleans, Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn.
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March 20, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies is interested in moving his team to Anaheim but has not been persuaded the team can be profitable playing there, a colleague said Monday. Grizzly owner Michael Heisley resumed negotiations Monday with Arrowhead Pond General Manager Tim Ryan and Anaheim City Manager James Ruth, who hope to bring the Grizzlies to Orange County.
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