Roy Boe, who owned the New York Nets during their two championship seasons, died Sunday in Connecticut. Boe bought the Nets in 1969 for $1.1 million, winning ABA championships in 1974 and 1976 with Julius Erving. Boe helped arrange the ABA-NBA merger but at a price. He had to pay the NBA a $3.2 million "entry fee" and the Knicks a $4.8 "indemnification fee". He sold Dr. J to the Sixers but bought his team a curse.
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