Other than the Canadians who own NHL franchises and the Raptors, the only foreign owners of a professional sport team are Japanese investors who bought the Seattle Mariners. Some think the NBA, with David Stern rolling out the red carpet, is likely to attract others from overseas. Others, however, think the Nets are very different from other teams that replicating their sale would be difficult.
- U.S. finally embraces foreign sports owners - Jeffrey Goldfarb - Financial Post of Canada
- NJ Nets deal doesn't open sports M&A floodgates - Ben Klayman - Reuters
- What does Nets sale to Russian billionaire mean to sports? - Joe Favorito - New Jersey Newsroom