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King[edit]

Is that the correct Larry King wikilinked in the article? I thought it was the Larry King formerly married to Billie Jean King? ZueJay (talk) 17:59, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

  • I was wondering the same thing. I don't think CNN's Larry King was one of the founders of the league; more likely it was Billie Jean King's then-husband, also named Larry King, who we don't have an article about. I removed the wikilink accordingly. --Metropolitan90 08:13, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 09:40, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

WTT Origination History[edit]

I am trying to validate information from Pittsburgh Triangle History

In the fall of 1972 Chuck Reichblum and his partner, local attorney Bill Sutton, hatched the idea that tennis fans might be more enthusiastic about rooting for a team rather than individual, and sometimes unknown, players in the standard tournament format. So they formed the National Tennis League (NTL), held a New York news conference, and began offering franchises to investors around the country for $250,000. The original Triangles franchise was owned by Reichblum, Sutton, and Fox Chapel businessman, sports promoter, and financier Frank Fuhrer, who eventually acquired a controlling interest in the Triangles.
A few months later in February , 1973, Larry King (Billie Jean's husband) and a group of sports business men also announced plans for a team-based tennis league, the International Professional Tennis League (IPTL). But before the inevitable lawsuits were launched, the NTL and IPTL merged amicably and WTT was born. It consisted of sixteen franchises in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Toronto (the Eastern Division) and Florida, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Minnesota, Hawaii, Los Angeles, and San Francisco/Oakland (the Western Division). Each team would play a forty four match season.

Can you help reference this?Mjquin_id (talk) 17:40, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Source for expansion[edit]

Article on the Seattle/Portland team. Aboutmovies (talk) 06:39, 27 October 2012 (UTC)