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Macedonian
11-24-2009, 05:35 PM
Wizards owner dead at 85

Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin died today, the team announced. He was 85.
Pollin bought the Baltimore Bullets in 1964 and moved the team to the D.C. area in 1973. He changed the team’s name from "Bullets" to "Wizards" in 1996 because of the negative connotations associated with the former name.
With his wife Irene, Pollin was the majority owner of Washington Sports & Entertainment Limited Partnership, which also oversaw the operations of the Washington Wizards and the Verizon Center.
Pollin is also known for his philanthropic work. "The Pollin Award" has been awarded annually since 2002 in his honor. Awardees are chosen based on their dedication to the Washington, D.C., community and the impact they have on it.

Source (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AvDJ33u2iRkDDdix1arGnHu8vLYF?slug=tsn-wizardsownerpollindi&prov=tsn&type=lgns)

randomness
11-24-2009, 05:38 PM
sad news. r.i.p

abe_froman
11-24-2009, 05:44 PM
wow,that sucks

CityofTreez
11-24-2009, 06:09 PM
RIP Polin

Thread is kinda harsh. dead. IDK, maybe passed or dies, but whatever. Sad news

homestarunner93
11-24-2009, 06:28 PM
RIP Polin

Thread is kinda harsh. dead. IDK, maybe passed or dies, but whatever. Sad news

Well, he's dead. Can you not accept this fact?

Fireworld
11-24-2009, 06:32 PM
I guess he saw enough of the Wizards.. RIP

SaimoNETS
11-24-2009, 06:49 PM
Rip.

CityofTreez
11-24-2009, 07:07 PM
Well, he's dead. Can you not accept this fact?

I know, i never liked the word dead!

To me. I picture dead as THIS.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/75028589@N00/3172242530/

ko8e24
11-24-2009, 07:50 PM
my condolences to hsi family, the wizards organization, and the wizards fans :(

bal_ravens
11-24-2009, 08:04 PM
Sad day for the Wizards organization. :( Well respected by all the owners, and actually cared about his team.

Wiz kids
11-24-2009, 08:10 PM
I guess he saw enough of the Wizards.. RIP

Your not funny.

RIP and thanks for all that you've done.

king9er
11-24-2009, 08:29 PM
when the city was on fire and everyone wanted out abe came in and revitalized a crime infested downtown neighborhood to the future home of the wiz and caps. abe did more for D.C then any Politician and will be missed greatly.

MetsNats1969
11-24-2009, 09:17 PM
A true gentleman -- principled and visionary. Cared enough for DC to risk putting the Verizon Center in a terrible part of town and changed the city. Incredibly philanthropic.

This is a loss for DC and a loss for the NBA.