Michael Heisley, the billionaire owner of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, has emerged as one of the remaining bidders for the Dodgers.
Heisley, 75, leads one of 11 bids that survived the initial cut in the Dodgers' ownership derby. His bid, which had not previously surfaced publicly, was confirmed Wednesday by three people familiar with the sale process but not authorized to discuss it.
The remaining bidders can merge and late entrants can emerge, but for now the field appears set, according to one of those people.
Heisley was not available for comment Wednesday. The Dodgers do not comment on specific bidders.
Heisley bought the then-Vancouver Grizzlies in 2000, promising to do "everything in my power to make this franchise a success in Vancouver." He moved the team to Memphis one year later, after a whirlwind relocation search in which Anaheim was a finalist.
Since then, Heisley has explored bids for the Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Vikings, according to one of the people familiar ...