HOUSTON — Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is selling the team.
Rockets CEO Tad Brown made the announcement Monday, hours after he said Alexander made the decision.
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NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a statement Monday calling Alexander “well-respected around the league” and an “active and influential owner,” who helped the team grow globally, especially China.
“Leslie Alexander is a true competitor who always searched for the right move to make his teams better. Under his ownership, he created a culture of excellence with strong management that attracted Hall of Famers, All-Stars and coaching giants and brought two NBA championships and four WNBA titles to Houston,” Silver said. “Well-respected around the league, he has been an active and influential owner whose vision helped to grow the game globally, especially in China. Moreover, his philanthropy speaks just as powerfully as his ownership, with local libraries, women’s centers and homeless shelters all benefitting from his generosity.”
Alexander took over as owner on July 30, 1993, and the Rockets went on to win back-to-back titles in 1994-95.
Brown says Alexander had been approached over the years by those looking to …read more
Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports