Worst Owners in the NBA

By Evan Caulfield on May 28, 2014

worst owners in the nba

Being rich or prosperous doesn’t automatically make one a good owner.

To be successful in the NBA it takes hard work, patience and poise to construct a championship caliber team that can remain at the top for years to come.

And while many owners have had no problem achieving this goal, others continually fail to produce a winning atmosphere, due to their immense egos and/or lack of basketball knowledge.

These 5 guys listed below take the cake on how to hurt a franchise, so go ahead and pray that you don’t see your team on here.


Honorable Mention: Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers

It was tempting to go an a rant about Donald Sterling, but why bother beating a dead horse when we already know the facts.

Luckily for Clippers fans, it appears Sterling ownership will soon be a thing of the past, as his wife is currently in the process of selling the team.

Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets

Even though Jordan has done a phenomenal job uplifting the Hornets this past season, it’s still hard to overlook their disastrous franchise record of 149-245 since the former Bulls superstar took over operations.

Glen Taylor, Minnesota Timberwolves

Glen Taylor’s exact words on Kevin Love back in 2012 via Yahoo Sports:

“I don’t think Kevin Love is a star, because he hasn’t led us to the playoffs.”

And you wonder why your franchise player is demanding to be traded?

Maybe he would make the postseason if you paired him up with at least one other all-star…

Robert Pera, Memphis Grizzlies

Guess who thought it was a brilliant idea to have head coach Dave Joerger wear a headset on the sidelines, or better yet assign Mike Miller as a player-coach?

Creative may be a nice way to describe some of Pera’s recent propositions, but idiotic seems more fitting.

James Dolan, New York Knicks

5 playoff appearances in 15 seasons. Nearly $89 million committed to a roster that couldn’t even achieve a record over .500 last year.

This about sums up the mess that has been run by James Dolan for the last one and a half decades. (Yes, that’s James Dolan singing in a band called JD and the Straight Shot)

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