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Best and worst owners in sports (according to SI)

Postby T-Bone » Tue May 12, 2009 5:02 pm

Mike Ilitch is the best owner in the NHL, according to Sports Illustrated, while William Clay Ford is ranked the second-worst in the NFL.

SI.com ranked the five best and five worst owners in the four major sports using the following criteria:

* Team's success or failure on the field.

* Willingness to spend money to improve the team.

* Stability and capabilities of the front office and management.

* Amenities at the team's venue.

* Club's culture and interactivity with fans.

Here are the rankings:

NFL

Five Best

1. Rooney Family, Pittsburgh Steelers

2. Robert Kraft, New England Patriots

3. Mara and Tisch Families, New York Giants

4. Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles

5. Steve Bisciotti, Baltimore Ravens

Five Worst

1. Al Davis, Oakland Raiders

2. William Clay Ford, Detroit Lions

3. Dan Snyder, Washington Redskins

4. Mike Brown, Cincinnati Bengals

5. Denise DeBartolo York, San Francisco 49ers

MLB

Five Best

1. John Henry/Tom Werner/Larry Lucchino, Boston Red Sox

2. Arturo Moreno, Los Angeles Angels

3. William DeWitt, St. Louis Cardinals

4. Steinbrenner Family, New York Yankees

5. Stuart Sternberg, Tampa Bay Rays

Five Worst

1. Peter Angelos, Baltimore Orioles

2. Tom Hicks, Texas Rangers

3. David Glass, Kansas City Royals

4. Jeffrey Loria, Florida Marlins

5. Ted Lerner, Washington Nationals

NBA

Five Best

1. Jerry Buss, Los Angeles Lakers

2. Peter Holt, San Antonio Spurs

3. Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks

4. Les Alexander, Houston Rockets

5. Dan Gilbert, Cleveland Cavaliers

Five Worst

1. Donald T. Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers

2. Cablevision/James Dolan, New York Knicks

3. Michael Heisley, Memphis Grizzlies

4. Chris Cohan, Golden State Warriors

5. Robert Johnson/Michael Jordan, Charlotte Bobcats

NHL

Five Best

1. Mike Ilitch, Detroit Red Wings

2. Jeffrey Vanderbeek, New Jersey Devils

3. Mario Lemieux/Ron Burkle, Pittsburgh Penguins

4. San Jose Sports and Entertainment, San Jose Sharks

5. Peter Karmanos, Carolina Hurricanes

Five Worst

1. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Maple Leafs

2. Alan Cohen, Florida Panthers

3. Charles Wang, New York Islanders

4. Atlanta Spirit, Atlanta Thrashers

5. Predator Holdings, LLC Nashville Predators

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