Afternoon Line - Ted Leonis

“It’s just such great theater. The bar keeps getting raised, and we’ll have a couple of unique things to D.C. I’m sure we’ll do something important with the military. Hopefully we can get President Obama to come. It’s Chicago, it’s Washington, it’s national television. I’m hoping that we can get President Obama to come to the game.” -Ted Leonsis, owner...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

HD Exclusive: One on One with Ted Leonsis

Last week we had the opportunity to talk one on one with Washington Wizards and Monumental Sports majority owner Ted Leonsis. Ted covered a series of topics including what Wes Unseld means to him and Washington, D.C., growing up hating the Washington Bullets as a New York Knicks fan, John Wall‘s impressive knowledge of basketball […] The post HD Exclusive: One on One with Ted...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant lashes out at the new NBA TV deal

The Lakers' star doesn't want to hear about players having to sacrifice while owners make bank on the league's $24 billion television contract. The new NBA TV deal is worth a whopping $24 billion over the next nine years, which will make owners very rich. As Wizards head man Ted Leonsis said in the press conference announcing the deal, it's a great time to be an...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The long history of Wizards logos/jerseys that precede their new (awesome) alternate uniforms

Ted Leonsis’s Summer Loving Tour has been nearly utopian in the opinion of most. One thing that factored in to it was when he delivered a hit with the first alternate uniform for his Washington Wizards since 2006. Make no mistake about it, the announcement of a new uniform is a big deal, there are […] The post The long history of Wizards logos/jerseys that precede their new ...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Wang to sell Islanders

It’s over. Sound the bells and let the villagers know it’s safe to come out: the witch is finally dead. Okay, calling him a witch might be a little on the strong side, but Charles Wang hasn’t exactly been the most endearing person in the world since taking over as owner of the New York Islanders way back in 2000. The embattled owner has finally sold the team. Former Washington...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant’s Under Armour Deal Could Be 10-Years, $325 Million

Kevin Durant is prepared to bolt Nike for Under Armour, and it could have lasting ramifications on his future in Oklahoma City.  InsideMDSports is reporting that Durant is close to signing a 10-year, $325 million deal with the Maryland based company. Sounds like Kevin Durant to Under Armour is close to done. Would be the seminal moment in UA's basketball climb. — Jeff Ermann...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Leonsis believes the Wizards are built to win now

Photo cred: zimbio.com Since the Wizards’ season has ended, the team has been busy with recent signings.  Wizards owner, Ted Leonsis, recently wrote a blog on the direction of the team. The opening line of Leonsis’ blog stated, “This has been the busiest of offseasons,” which is an understatement. In the last few months, the Wizards have signed Randy Wittman, Marcin Gortat...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Leonsis: Capitals have deepest defense since he became owner

Ted Leonsis has been a part of the Washington Capitals’ ownership group since 1999, and if you ask him, this is the deepest defense he’s ever seen since taking over the franchise. He pumped up that group and also the sense of unity in the newly revamped front office in a press conference on Saturday, as the Washington Post reports. “Right now, I think this is the deepest...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ted Leonsis On His ‘New Team’

from Alex Prewitt of Capitals Insider, In his first meeting with reporters since committing nearly $70 million to three free agents this month, Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said the new regime under General Manager Brian MacLellan and Coach Barry Trotz addressed exactly what they targeted this offseason. “As an owner, you set strategy and vision and budget,...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Off-Season Ahead, Potential Buyouts on the Horizon?

The most strenuous part of the NHL off-season was taken care of for Caps owner Ted Leonsis when he filled in the vacant positions at the top of the organization. Barry Trotz is now behind the bench and Brian MacLellan is the guy responsible for bringing players in to fill the players bench. Now that a head coach is in place along with a general manager, what is next for the Washington...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Live Stream- The Washington Capitals Introduce Brian MacLellan And Barry Trotz

ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick will introduce senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan and head coach Barry Trotz to the media on Tuesday, May 27, at 12:30 p.m. ET at Verizon Center. Watch below... Continue reading "Live Stream- The Washington Capitals Introduce Brian MacLellan And Barry Trotz"
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Brian McLellan The Right Choice For The Washington Capitals?

from Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington, Exactly one month ago, after relieving Adam Oates and George McPhee of their duties as coach and general manager, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis made it clear his team needed a new voice and a fresh set of eyes. Today at a 12:30 p.m. news conference that will be aired live on Comcast SportsNet, the Capitals will introduce Barry Trotz as the...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals Name Brian McLellan SR. VP & GM, Barry Trotz As Head Coach

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have promoted Brian MacLellan to senior vice president and general manager and named Barry Trotz as the team’s coach, majority owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick announced today. Continue reading "The Washington Capitals Name Brian McLellan SR. VP & GM, Barry Trotz As Head Coach"
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards owner Ted Leonsis videobombs live broadcast

It has become quite a trend in the NBA for players to videobomb their teammates during post game interviews, but how often do team owners do it? Today before game two of the Washington Wizards/Indiana Pacers series, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis videobombed a live broadcast because he said he heard the word pizza: Your browser does not support iframes. *** Leonsis image courtesy of Getty Images
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

REPORT: Capitals interested in Gretzky for GM role

Gretzky and Leonsis share box seats at the Capitals v. Canadiens game at Verizon Center. Despite the Capitals finishing 5th in the Metropolitan and falling short of a wild card spot in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, it caught many by surprise to hear head coach Adam Oates was relieved of his position with a year still left on his contract. Oates’ firing was shortly followed by...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis Wore a Jersey of Suspended Nene

The Washington Wizards are just one more win against the Chicago Bulls to advance to the next round in the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2008 after Sunday’s win at home. Ted Leonsis, the Washington Wizards owner, was seen court-side sporting a No.42 jersey, that of Nene, who was suspended during Game 3 after grabbing Jimmy […] The post Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis Wore...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Ted Leonsis Shows How an NBA Owner Should Act

Not every owner in the NBA is a hateful racist. Some actually like to show support for the players on their team--unlike Clippers owner Donald Sterling (assuming he is guilty). Washington Wizards Ted Leonsis certainly supports his players.He proved that Sunday during Game Four of his team's series with Chicago--with his attire.@HoopDistrictDC/TwitterNene Hilario--who wears No...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards owner shows support of Nene during suspension

The owner of the Washington Wizards, Ted Leonsis, sits courtside during most Wizards home games. At times his son or other business partners get the tickets, but during the playoffs, Leonsis is the man you will see right near the Wizards bench. Before today’s game, there was a shirt draped over Mr. Leonsis’ seat. When he arrived he put the shirt on and it looked a little something...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards Owner Wearing Nene Jersey at Game (Photo)

  The Wizards are without the services of big man Nene after he had a little altercation with Jimmy Butler in Game 3. Wizards owner Ted Leonsis is leading the charge at the game by showing support in wearing his jersey. I’m sure his players love him standing up for their teammate like this. [HoopDistrictDC]
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis Is Wearing A Nenê Jersey At Today’s Playoff Game

Washington Wizards center Nenê was suspended for game four of the team’s first round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls after an ugly altercation with Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, which also resulted in his ejection from game three. Despite the suspension, Nenê still has the support of the team and the fans. Wizards owner Ted Leonsis is even wearing his jersey at today...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Exit interviews sealed fates of McPhee, Oates

Oh, to be a fly on the wall of those exit interviews conducted by Ted Leonsis over the past two weeks. For the first time in his 14 years as owner of the Capitals, Leonsis closed the door behind him and, along with Capitals president Dick Patrick, asked members of the Capitals to speak their minds. Completely confidential and completely unfiltered. “When we spoke to all of...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ted Leonsis In Charge

from Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post, Ted Leonsis is finally doing something besides blog. Up to now, the owner of two of the four major pro sports teams in town has been more blustering than active. But Leonsis acted Saturday in making wholesale changes to the Washington Capitals, weary of their plateaued and dispirited play, even though it meant distracting his customers...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

So… Who replaces McPhee in Washington?

Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis (pictured) has some big decisions to make now that he’s not bringing back now former general manager George McPhee. Finding a new GM is something the Capitals haven’t had to do since 1997 when McPhee was brought in and, fortunately for Leonsis, there are a lot of qualified people to choose from. CSNWashington.com’s Chuck Gormley ran down...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards sign 10-year-old cancer survivor to one-day contract

Photo: monumentalnetwork.com USA Today’s Laken Litman reported a heartwarming story this weekend. The Washington Wizards signed a 10-year-old girl to a one-day contract. But, she’s no ordinary 10-year-old. Amaris Jackson plays point guard for her middle-school basketball team. She’s also a cancer survivor. Jackson is battling renal cell carcinoma (a form of kidney cancer)....
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

“Obviously I Was Wrong”- Ted Leonsis

from Ted Leonsis of Ted's Take, Before the Capitals season started, I was quoted as saying I didn’t see any weakness in our lineup. While I knew some aspects of our team were stronger than others, I didn’t see anything that I believed was a specific weakness. Obviously I was wrong. I still believe it is good business practice to avoid snap decisions, and I want to...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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