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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 United States Tony Ressler, Grant Hill, Steven Price, Rick Schnall, Sara Blakely, Jesse Itzler Hawks Basketball, Inc. 2015
Boston Celtics United States Wyc Grousbeck Boston Basketball Partners 2002
Brooklyn Nets TaiwanCanada Joseph Tsai J Tsai Sports 2019
Charlotte Hornets United States Michael Jordan Hornets Sports & Entertainment, Hornets Basketball Holdings, LLC 2010
Chicago Bulls United States Jerry Reinsdorf Chicago Professional Sports Limited Partnership 1985
Cleveland Cavaliers United States Dan Gilbert Cavaliers Entertainment LLC 2005
Dallas Mavericks United States Mark Cuban Dallas Basketball Limited 2000
Denver Nuggets United States Ann Walton Kroenke Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, Denver Nuggets Limited Partnership 2000
Detroit Pistons United States Tom Gores Palace Sports & Entertainment, Detroit Pistons Basketball Company 2011
Golden State Warriors United States Joe Lacob (majority), United States Peter Guber GSW Sports LLC 2010
Houston Rockets United States Tilman Fertitta Fertitta Entertainment 2017
Indiana Pacers United States Herbert Simon Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Pacers Basketball, LLC 1983
Los Angeles Clippers United States Steve Ballmer[1] LAC Basketball Club, Inc. 2014
Los Angeles Lakers United States Jeanie Buss, United States Jim Buss and United States Johnny Buss, along with siblings in the Jerry Buss family trust.[2] The Los Angeles Lakers, Inc. 1979
Memphis Grizzlies United States Robert J. Pera Memphis Basketball LLC 2012
Miami Heat IsraelUnited States Micky Arison Miami Heat Limited Partnership 1995
Milwaukee Bucks United States Marc Lasry and United States Wesley Edens Milwaukee Bucks, Inc. 2014
Minnesota Timberwolves United States Glen Taylor Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Limited Partnership 1995
New Orleans Pelicans United States Gayle Benson New Orleans Pelicans NBA Limited Partnership 2012
New York Knicks United States James Dolan The Madison Square Garden Company, New York Knicks, Inc. 1997
Oklahoma City Thunder United States Clay Bennett Professional Basketball Club LLC 2006
Orlando Magic United States Dan DeVos RDV Sports, Inc., Orlando Magic, Ltd. 2018
Philadelphia 76ers United States Joshua Harris, Adam Aron, David Blitzer, Martin J. Geller, David B. Heller, Travis Hennings, James Lassiter, Marc Leder, Michael Rubin, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Art Wrubel, Kevin Hart, Indonesia Erick Thohir, Handy Soetedjo Philadelphia 76ers, Inc. 2011
Phoenix Suns United States Robert Sarver Suns Legacy Partners, LLC 2004
Portland Trail Blazers United States Jody Allen Vulcan Inc., Trail Blazers, Inc. 1988
Sacramento Kings India Vivek Ranadivé,[3] United States Paul E. Jacobs, Gary E. Jacobs, Hal Jacobs, Jeffrey A. Jacobs[4] Sacramento Kings Partnership Group (operating entity yet to be named) 2013
San Antonio Spurs United States Peter Holt Spurs Sports & Entertainment, San Antonio Spurs LLC 1993
Toronto Raptors Canada Larry Tanenbaum, Rogers Communications, BCE Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Toronto Raptors Basketball Club 1998
Utah Jazz United States Gail Miller Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, Jazz Basketball Investors, Inc. 1985
Washington Wizards United States Ted Leonsis Monumental Sports & Entertainment 2010


  • "NBA Owners". USA Today. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  1. ^ (August 12, 2014). "Steve Ballmer new Clippers owner". Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Markazi, Arash (February 18, 2013). "Buss family won't sell Lakers". Archived from the original on February 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-07. Retrieved 2013-05-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ San Diego Tribune: "Jacobs Brothers Finally Getting in the Hoops Business" by Kevin Acee March 30, 2013