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Wizards Insider: June 6, 2010 - June 12, 2010

More from Ted Leonsis

Yesterday staff writers Tarik El-Bashir and Thomas Heath reported on Ted Leonsis's introduction as the Wizards' majority owner, taking full control of a sports empire that also includes the Capitals, the Mystics and Verizon Center. Here are some leftovers from the article that appeared in today's newspaper: Ted Leonsis's first...

By Alexa Steele  |  June 11, 2010; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (166)
 
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John Wall to be Wizards top choice

When asked on Thursday if the Wizards planned to take Kentucky point guard John Wall with the No. 1 overall pick, new owner Ted Leonsis said he was "not allowed to" make that announcement. It's me. Me! (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) "It's good theater for the NBA to have...

By Michael Lee  |  June 11, 2010; 12:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
 
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Leonsis: Arenas will be 'a great part' of the new Wizards

Earlier this afternoon, Ted Leonsis was introduced as owner of the Wizards, officially giving him control of a sports empire that includes the Caps, Mystics, Verizon Center and the local Ticketmaster franchise. Here are a few of the highlights from a nearly hour-long press conference on the floor at VC:...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 10, 2010; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
 
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Bog: Leonsis says it's time to re-embrace Arenas

From Dan Steinberg's D.C. Sports Bog: Ted Leonsis introduced his new partners and a new name for his investment group -- Monumental Sports & Entertainment -- during his I'm-buying-the-Wizards press conference on Thursday. He said basketball is a "basketball-mad city" and the Wizards are "a sleeping giant." But the first...

By Alexa Steele  |  June 10, 2010; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Ted Leonsis, John Wall making moves

Ted Leonsis will be introduced as the new owner of the Wizards on Thursday at 1 p.m., after his Lincoln Holdings enterprise finally closed the $550-million deal to take over Washington's basketball team, the Verizon Center and local Ticketmaster operations. The NBA approved Leonsis's purchase on Tuesday, clearing the way...

By Michael Lee  |  June 10, 2010; 12:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
 
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Ted Leonsis officially owner of the Wizards

Welcome to my home. (Getty Images) For the first time in nearly 46 years, someone other than the Pollin family will own the franchise currently known as the Washington Wizards. The NBA Board of Governors on Tuesday unanimously approved the sale of the Washington Wizards to Ted Leonsis's Lincoln...

By Michael Lee  |  June 8, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (173)
 
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John Wall scheduled to work out for Wizards on June 17

John Wall was hoping to work out for the Wizards this week, so that he could kill two birds with one stone: He's not much of a baseball fan, but he was interested in watching Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg make his debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. It...

By Michael Lee  |  June 7, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
 
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