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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009

Daily News: Ratner Tried to Sell The Nets

The Daily New breaks some news, with a new twist. Last spring there was a lot of chatter in the press that Ratner was trying to sell the Nets to Jersey investors who would move the team to Newark's Prudential Center Arena.

Today's story says that Ratner had been trying to unload the team on some investors but keep the team in the proposed Atlantic Yards arena if it's ever built.

Remember, Bruce Ratner doesn't own the land or have the money he needs to build his arena in Brooklyn:
Bruce Ratner explored Nets sale
NY Daily News
by Frank Isola and Mitch Lawrence

New Jersey Nets principal owner Bruce Ratner met with a group of investors within the past year about possibly selling control of the basketball operations, the Daily News has learned.

One of the investors, who did not want to be identified, said that Ratner met with investors because the Nets were "hemorrhaging dollars." The deal would not have included the Atlantic Yards project, a $3.5 billion sports arena, residential and business complex in downtown Brooklyn.

The project has been delayed by lawsuits and a weak economy, although Ratner remains committed to building the Nets a new arena.

"He was looking for equity," the investor said of the deal that is no longer on the table. "But now is not the time to sell a sports team, as the Cubs found out. Now, people are holding onto their cash."
...

In the Nets' case, due to the economy, banks are not lending money for the kind of project Ratner has planned.

The Nets have been losing from $20 million to $25 million annually for several seasons, according to a league source, who projects similar losses this season.
Atlantic Yards Report wonders: "If Ratner was trying to sell the Nets, what might that mean?"


Update: Just like the Newark chatter, Team Ratner is denying the News story according to the NY Post Nets blog:
A spokesman for owner Bruce Ratner denied a report that said he checked into options to sell the team.

"The story isn't true. I don't know what else to say. It's not true," the spokesman said.
Lots of denial going around when it comes to Atlantic Yards.



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