List of NBA team owners

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Below is a list of principal owners of National Basketball Association teams:

Franchise Principal Owner(s) Operating Entities Owned Since
Atlanta Hawks Bruce Levenson, Michael Gearon Atlanta Spirit Group, Hawks Basketball, Inc. 2004
Boston Celtics H. Irving Grousbeck, Wycliffe Grousbeck, Steve Pagliuca Boston Basketball Partners LLC 2003
Brooklyn Nets Mikhail Prokhorov, Bruce Ratner ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment Holding USA, Inc. 2010
Charlotte Hornets Michael Jordan Bobcats Sports & Entertainment, Bobcats Basketball Holdings, LLC 2010
Chicago Bulls Jerry Reinsdorf Chicago Professional Sports Limited Partnership 1985
Cleveland Cavaliers Dan Gilbert, Gary Gilbert, Gordon Gund Cavaliers Operating Company, LLC 2005
Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban Dallas Basketball Limited 2000
Denver Nuggets Stan Kroenke Kroenke Sports Enterprise, Denver Nuggets Limited Partnership 2000
Detroit Pistons Tom Gores Palace Sports & Entertainment, Detroit Pistons Basketball Company 2011
Golden State Warriors Peter Guber, Joe Lacob GSW Sports LLC 2010
Houston Rockets Leslie Alexander Rocket Ball, Ltd. 1993
Indiana Pacers Herbert Simon Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Pacers Basketball, LLC 1983
Los Angeles Clippers Steve Ballmer[1] LAC Basketball Club, Inc. 2014
Los Angeles Lakers Johnny, Jim and Jeanie Buss, along with siblings in Jerry Buss family trust[2] The Los Angeles Lakers, Inc. 2013
Memphis Grizzlies Robert J. Pera Memphis Basketball LLC 2012
Miami Heat Micky Arison Miami Heat Limited Partnership 1995
Milwaukee Bucks Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry Milwaukee Bucks, Inc. 2014
Minnesota Timberwolves Glen Taylor Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Limited Partnership 1995
New Orleans Pelicans Tom Benson New Orleans Pelicans NBA Limited Partnership 2012
New York Knicks James Dolan The Madison Square Garden Company, New York Knicks, Inc. 1997
Oklahoma City Thunder Clayton Bennett The Professional Basketball Club, LLC. 2006
Orlando Magic RDV Sports, Inc. (Richard DeVos, Chairman) Orlando Magic, Ltd. 1991
Philadelphia 76ers Joshua Harris, Adam Aron Philadelphia 76ers, Inc. 2011
Phoenix Suns Robert Sarver Suns Legacy Partners, LLC 2004
Portland Trail Blazers Paul Allen Vulcan Inc., Trail Blazers, Inc. 1988
Sacramento Kings Vivek Ranadivé [3] Sacramento Kings Partnership Group (operating entity yet to be named) 2013
San Antonio Spurs Peter Holt Spurs Sports & Entertainment, San Antonio Spurs LLC 1993
Toronto Raptors Larry Tanenbaum Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Toronto Raptors Basketball Club 1998
Utah Jazz Greg Miller Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, Jazz Basketball Investors, Inc. 1985
Washington Wizards Ted Leonsis Monumental Sports & Entertainment 2010

References[edit]

General
  • "NBA Owners". HoopsHype.com (USA Today). Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
Specific
  1. ^ ESPN.com (August 12, 2014). "Steve Ballmer new Clippers owner". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ Markazi, Arash (February 18, 2013). "Buss family won't sell Lakers". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/31/5461476/sacramento-kings-vivek-maloofs.html