The NBA still has the best owner in pro sports even after the passing of
Besides, what other owner has appeared on "Entourage" and
Yes, he can be a little too mouthy at times, but I'll take that approach over the largely anonymous owners who remain cloaked in their luxury suites.
Kraft built Pats' brand
The best owner in professional sports might just be Robert Kraft of the Patriots.
He bought the team in 1994, possibly saving it from relocating to St. Louis. He built a winner (three Super Bowl titles). He built a new stadium in Foxboro, Mass. His philanthropic interests are extensive. He helped end the 2011
Year in and year out, the Patriots are a playoff team. Fans get an experience when they go Foxboro. Patriot Place is a mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex adjacent to the stadium. The Hall at Patriot Place is a museum that honors the team and the sport.
The Patriots, so inept for so long, are now an
The Rooney family has owned the Steelers since the franchise joined the NFL in 1933.
Even as control of the franchise has passed from Art to his son Dan to his grandson Art II, it's tough to find anyone in Pittsburgh who complains about the management of the franchise on or off the field.
Kraft, Ilitch shine
It would be pretty hard not to pick the Patriots' Robert Kraft, given the financial skin he put in the game ($350 million) for the team's stadium and its relentless success since he became owner in 1994.
Mike Ilitch, owner of the Tigers and
The Tigers struggled in his first 13 years as owner, but he stuck with them, ponied up more than half the funds for