Found July 21, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
While sports franchises oftentimes lose money during a season or post small profits, they attempt to make the best business decisions as possible in hopes of turning their team into a profitable endevour.  It is baffling how often fans and the media forget sports are a business and while team executives make decisions to improve the on-field or on-court success of their respective teams, they must make smart business decisions in the front office in order to have the opportunity to improve the former. New Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin is undoubtedly not worth $25+ million and definitely not $15 million in the final year of the three year deal…on the court.  However, due to enormous international NBA popularity the Rockets hold a tremendous asset in Lin soley because of his status as an Asian American.  There are numerous examples all around sports that reflect the international marketability of athletes, such as Ichiro Suzuku, Yu Darvish, or former Rocket Yao Ming.  CNBC Darren R...
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