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Wizards owner Abe Pollin dies at age 85

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-3 Fan, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Just heard the breaking news on ESPN 980 out of D.C.. The Wash Post has posted it on their banner headline, but no details as of yet. Czabe and Andy are talking about it now.
     
  2. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Re: Former Wizards owner Abe Pollin dies at age 85

    He still owned the team.
     
  3. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Re: Former Wizards owner Abe Pollin dies at age 85

    As of today, Ted Leonis will be the owner. A deal was in place years ago between the both of them.
     
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Always liked the Bullets' logo with the arms and ball.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    RIP to a DC icon.
     
  6. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Wonder if MJ will attend the services?
     
  7. mb

    mb Active Member

    After 30 minutes of rambling, the moneyquote ...
    He fucked me over, but look at him now.

    --Jordan's speech at Pollin's funeral
     
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    And a great mascot.

    We are not fighting the Taliban with a wand.
     
  9. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Huh? I checked back here and there's a Capitals merchandise ad at the top of the page.
     
  10. Sleeper

    Sleeper Member

    Pollin loved D.C. and he loved running the Bullets/Wizards. His heart always seemed to be in the right place, and even though he made some bad decisions with Bullets, you knew he was doing what he thought was in the best interests of winning. Pollin invested in his team and facilities, and you never got the feeling he was trying to squeeze every nickel and dime possible out of the fans (unlike another local owner). As a fan, you can't ask for much more.

    Here's a great story about Pollin's generosity:

    http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2009/11/24/one-of-abe-pollins-adopted-kids-looks-back-on-his-philanthropy/#more-37846
     
  11. cwilson3

    cwilson3 Member

    It's a damn shame that team is called the "Wizards" and wears WNBA-like uniforms. Sounded like a good dude that loved basketball.
     
  12. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Damn it.

    RIP.
     
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