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.
November 15, 2009 |
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.
November 10, 2009 |
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.
April 25, 2002 |
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.
March 23, 2001 |
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.
March 22, 2001 |
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.