Who are the Successful Owners?

Posted on September 16, 2011 by

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Winning!

Team Year Owner W L W%
Dallas Mavericks 2000 Mark Cuban 620 282 69%
San Antonio Spurs 1993 Spurs Sports & Entertainment (Peter Holt, Chairman & CEO) 976 486 67%
Los Angeles Lakers 1979 Jerry Buss 1720 872 66%
Phoenix Suns 2004 Robert Sarver 372 202 65%
Chicago Bulls 1985 Jerry Reinsdorf 1145 644 64%
Utah Jazz 1985 Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment (Greg Miller, CEO) 1279 821 61%
Cleveland Cavaliers 2005 Dan Gilbert, Gary Gilbert, Dan Katzman, Usher Raymond, Gordon Gund 291 201 59%
Portland Trail Blazers 1988 Paul Allen 1056 798 57%
Boston Celtics 2002 Boston Basketball Partners, LLC. (H. Irving Grousbeck, Wycliffe Grousbeck, Stephen Pagliuca, The Abbey Group) 416 322 56%
Houston Rockets 1993 Leslie Alexander 807 637 56%
Miami Heat 1995 Micky Arison 714 566 56%
Orlando Magic 1991 Orlando Magic, Ltd. (RDV Sports, Inc., Richard DeVos, Chairman) 873 735 54%
Denver Nuggets 2000 Kroenke Sports Enterprise (Stan Kroenke) 432 388 53%
Sacramento Kings 1998 Maloof Companies (Joe Maloof, Gavin Maloof, Phil Maloof, George J. Maloof, Jr., Adrienne Maloof-Nassif), Robin E. Hernreich 532 502 51%
Indiana Pacers 1983 Herbert Simon 1135 1129 50%
Philadelphia 76ers 1996 Comcast Spectacor (Ed Snider, Chairman) 575 623 48%
Milwaukee Bucks 1985 Herb Kohl 982 1118 47%
Minnesota Timberwolves 1995 Glen Taylor 579 701 45%
Toronto Raptors 1998 Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (Richard Peddie, CEO) 457 577 44%
Golden State Warriors 2010 Peter Guber, Joe Lacob 36 46 44%
Oklahoma City Thunder 2006 Professional Basketball Club, LLC. (Clayton Bennett, Chairman) 178 231 44%
New York Knicks 1997 Madison Square Garden, Inc. (James Dolan, Chairman) 489 652 43%
Charlotte Bobcats 2010 Michael Jordan 34 48 41%
Memphis Grizzlies 2000 Michael Heisley 372 530 41%
Los Angeles Clippers 1981 Donald Sterling 834 1594 34%
New Jersey Nets 2010 Mikhail Prokhorov, Bruce Ratner, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter 24 58 29%
Washington Wizards 2010 Monumental Sports & Entertainment (Ted Leonsis) 23 59 28%
Atlanta Hawks 2011 Meruelo Group (Alex Meruelo, Owner) N/A N/A N/A
Detroit Pistons 2011 Tom Gores, Palace Sports & Entertainment N/A N/A N/A
New Orleans Hornets 2010 National Basketball Association N/A N/A N/A
  • *Owner list from Wikipedia (via Hoopshype)
  • *W/L records via Basketball-Reference

With all the talk about failing and successful ownership I figured a fun thing to look at would be the success rate of each current ownership in the NBA. The above table shows how well each NBA franchise has done since their current regeme took over. Cuban has been the most successful and should be very proud. Sterling has been impressively bad. Some of the newer ownerships inherited bad teams so we’ll have to wait and see what they do.

-Dre