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Stern Hopeful 2009 Will Bring Turnaround for Ratner

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In an article on sports owners with financial problems--Bruce Ratner isn't alone--David Stern expresses hope that Ratner's parent company will be able to get financing for the Nets' Brooklyn arena next year. Stern acknowledged Forest City Enterprises is having financing problems, adding: "Our hope is that will improve in 2009." The Wall Street Journal adds Ratner has lost $100 million on the Nets since 2004.