January 2014

  • These are a few of the Charlotte Hornets souvenirs going on sale this weekend at Time Warner Cable Arena. Courtesy Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets

    Charlotte Hornets hope fans will bee there for merchandise rollout

Charlotte Hornets hope fans will bee there for merchandise rollout

by Erik Spanberg
Charlotte Business Journal
Published: January 17,2014

You’ve seen the logo, but will you wear it? Charlotte Bobcats executives hope the answer to that question is a resounding yes.

On Saturday, the soon-to-be Hornets will begin […]

Fans buy more Pistons merchandise as team improves on court

By Bill Shea
Crain’s Detroit Business
Published: January 7, 2014

The Detroit Pistons say there are new indications that their financial and on-court turnaround is working.

Fans are buying Pistons logo merchandise at a 70 percent higher rate […]

March 2013

Henderson City Council failed to see red flags on stadium project; speculative arenas are practically unheard of

By Eli Segall
Vegas Inc
Published: March 15, 2013

Building a professional sports arena or stadium without a team committed to play there is practically unheard of.

Developer Chris Milam wanted to build four of them — and […]

Shake-up at AEG clouds NFL’s return

By Walter Hamilton and Sam Farmer
Los Angeles Times
Published: March 14, 2013

After seeking a buyer for months, the billionaire owner of entertainment giant AEG abruptly took the company off the market, leaving a parade of […]

January 2013

Here’s why the miserable Sacramento Kings are selling for $200 million more than Tom Gores paid for the Detroit Pistons

By Bill Shea
Crain’s Detroit Business
Published: January 22, 2013

The Sacramento Kings will be sold in a deal whose eventual cost is expected to approach $600 million after the team relocates next season to Seattle and […]

October 2012

Low-key ownership style suits San Francisco Giants’ Johnson

By Bill Shea
Crain’s Detroit Business
Published: October 28, 2012

Charles Johnson, 79, is the San Francisco Giants’ principal owner, reportedly with a 25 percent stake in the team. That’s believed to be the largest among the […]