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Pentagram
01-26-2010, 01:21 AM
If you could pick any CURRENT NBA franchise owner as YOUR team's owner, who would it be and why?

pd7631
01-26-2010, 01:23 AM
Mark Cuban

He's the closest thing out there right now to Pat Croce, and when Pat Croce was runnin the show in Philly.....things were goooood

Pentagram
01-26-2010, 02:14 AM
Mark Cuban

He's the closest thing out there right now to Pat Croce, and when Pat Croce was runnin the show in Philly.....things were goooood

Since Dallas is my team, I would have to say I don't think I'd want any other current NBA owner. Cuban will do anything to win it all.

pd7631
01-26-2010, 02:52 AM
Since Dallas is my team, I would have to say I don't think I'd want any other current NBA owner. Cuban will do anything to win it all.

Yeah, it's a great thing to know that the person running the franchise is also the team's biggest fan.

Pat Croce actually wasn't the Sixers owner, but he was team President. Ed Snider(team's actual owner) just sits back and lets his people go to work, he really does nothing.

these are some of the things he did....


76ers President Pat Croce will climb the Walt Whitman Bridge in Philadelphia today to help hang a banner that reads, "Go Sixers, Beat L.A."

Croce will scale 397 feet above water level to help hang the 5-by- 70-foot banner. He once descended upside down from the roof inside First Union Center during a timeout in a 1999 game.

Before the playoffs, Croce climbed a water tower along the Schuylkill Expressway to hang a Sixers banner

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-445385.html

I went to a playoff game in 2000, and we beat the Hornets. At the end of the game, as all the fans were filing out, Pat Croce came out and said something that got the crowd fired up(I can't remember what exactly was said).

Another great example of his enthusiasm can be seen in this video(96' draft lottery).....also a great DVD if you'd care to watch the whole thing sometime

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzi_bSOqMK0&feature=related
^^^
skip to the 4 minute mark and watch 30 seconds of it


Pat Croce was the man! Screw Ed Snider and Ed Stefanski!

asandhu23
01-26-2010, 02:54 AM
**** CHRIS COHAN! he hasn't given us anything and now he is killing the once great Golden State Warriors.

vash9
01-26-2010, 02:55 AM
Cuban is a great example. Sure, his antics cause a stir, but his willingness to spend to, to win, is good.

but being a Nets fan, i'm waiting for this Prokohov or however you spell his name, to arrive and finally take his seat as the new Nets owner. A double-digit billionaire owner sounds pretty sweet to me.

BradyIsTheMan12
01-26-2010, 02:59 AM
Paul Allen because he has the money and he is doesn't intervene on what Pritchard and McMillian want to do...plus he is a huge Blazer fan he's at every home game and many road ones even while dealing with cancer as well...that's commitment. Get better Paul!

BlueJayFanDan
01-26-2010, 04:41 AM
Well I like my teams owner as is. Cubes is the best there is.

abe_froman
01-26-2010, 04:48 AM
buss,allen,cuban all come to mind

Wilson
01-26-2010, 10:21 AM
Jerry Buss has pretty much done everything you could hope for an owner to do, I have no reason to want him replaced.

If I absolutely had to choose someone else though, I'd probably take Mark Cuban. His combination of dedication and outlandishness seems a good fit for Laker basketball :p

prodigy
01-26-2010, 10:30 AM
ummm wow.

Dan Gilbert by far. He's Mark Cuban without the running mouth. The guy will spend anything to win. He's also committed to the city building casino's.

JasonJohnHorn
01-26-2010, 10:47 AM
Mark Cuban

He's the closest thing out there right now to Pat Croce, and when Pat Croce was runnin the show in Philly.....things were goooood

Croce was a great owner, mentioning him alongside Cuban is a bit of a knock on him lol.

I like Cuban, because he's all about winning, but I don't think he knows the game as well as he thinks (still trying to build around Dirk? The Kings blew up their Webber team when they gave it a few runs and couldn't win). The Mavs tear down is about 2 years too late and though I like that Cuban is passionate and willing to shell out cash, I don't think he has the tools to do what other teams have done.

The Lakers owner wouldnt be able to do in a small market what he does in his, so bringing him in as an owner wouldn't work.

the Knicks owners are willing to spend, but dont know who to spend on.

So that leaves the Spurs. Whoever owns that team (and i dont know many owners names), they've done a great job. They are loyal to players, don't spread trade rumours about their own players, are willing to pay to bring talent in and to keep talent, and know enough to trust their brass to make the right choices. The Pistons had a great owners as well, but sadly he passed away last year :(

sunnydayin'zona
01-26-2010, 11:01 AM
yeahh dallas teams owners are really good. both willing to spend.

Hustla23
01-26-2010, 11:21 AM
Croce was a great owner, mentioning him alongside Cuban is a bit of a knock on him lol.

I like Cuban, because he's all about winning, but I don't think he knows the game as well as he thinks (still trying to build around Dirk? The Kings blew up their Webber team when they gave it a few runs and couldn't win). The Mavs tear down is about 2 years too late and though I like that Cuban is passionate and willing to shell out cash, I don't think he has the tools to do what other teams have done.

The Lakers owner wouldnt be able to do in a small market what he does in his, so bringing him in as an owner wouldn't work.

the Knicks owners are willing to spend, but dont know who to spend on.

So that leaves the Spurs. Whoever owns that team (and i dont know many owners names), they've done a great job. They are loyal to players, don't spread trade rumours about their own players, are willing to pay to bring talent in and to keep talent, and know enough to trust their brass to make the right choices. The Pistons had a great owners as well, but sadly he passed away last year :(
The same Spurs that have been trading away first round picks for years because they didn't want to sign rookies to guaranteed contracts ?

Yeah, you can chalk up the Spurs' success to the G.M., not the owner.

soonabooma
01-26-2010, 11:28 PM
Cuban is no genius of an owner. He's just a lucky idiot who made some money and bought a team. The guy is a complete goofball, and not as professional as people want to think. Can you name one time the dude was spotted anywhere when he wasn't wearing freaking jeans and a t-shirt. I guarantee he wears that crap to the NBA Board of Governors meetings. I'm definitely gonna laugh when he ends up having nothing to show for his time as the owner. OKC will be beating his team regularly in another year.......we're gonna have some fun with those fools.:horse:

JWO35
01-26-2010, 11:51 PM
Someone who gives a damn about the team
(unlike the person who own the Pistons now)

obanga
01-26-2010, 11:53 PM
Cuban and Buss...


how about that Russian billionaire who's buying(?) the Nets? :)

effen5
01-26-2010, 11:57 PM
Cuban EASILY