Josh Harris Rumors

Harris, who bought NBA franchise Philadelphia 76s in 2011 and NHL side New Jersey Devils alongside his partner David Blitzer in 2013, has been interested in purchasing an English football club for some time and first held talks with Palace’s owners, CPFC 2010, during their recent pre-season tour of America. Palace played Philadelphia Union on 25 July, by which point Harris’s interest in Aston Villa had seemingly waned, with reports stating that Villa’s owner, Randy Lerner, valued the club at £200m. Harris is thought to deem Palace’s London location as a more attractive option.
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Takeover talks between Crystal Palace and the American businessman Josh Harris are at such an advanced stage that the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers owner is poised to enter a period of due diligence on the club. A deal between the Premier League side and Harris, the co-founder of Apollo Global Management, is understood to be 90% agreed in principle and worth around £70m. Steve Parish, the current co-chairman, is adament that nothing imminent will happen, although talks have progressed well and he would stay on in his current capacity and run the club on a day-to-day basis.
Hinkie offered few thoughts on lottery reform during Tuesday’s media day at the Wells Fargo Center. “We are cognizant of being a good member of the league, but at the same time balancing that with what’s the right thing for Philly and the Philadelphia 76ers,” he said. “We’re trying to draw that line the best we can. We’re going to try very hard to win every game and I hope we win a lot more than we did last year, but we’re focused on long-run goals.”
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Friday at Richard Stockton College, the site of the team’s training camp, managing owner Josh Harris told the media the Sixers plan to do what’s best for them, though they also want to be “good citizens.” “It’s a change that flattens the lottery system,” Harris said. “It would be a little bit worse for Philadelphia in the short run but long run, since we expect to be a consistent playoff or deep-caliber-playoff team, it’s actually better for us. “We’re certainly in that dialogue. There’s 30 people and a league that have a lot of thoughts, so we’re trying to build a consensus. My sense is whatever change gets made, it will be an incremental change — it won’t change our strategy one way or the other. I generally feel like, when I watch the league in action in these situations, they do a very good job.”
The 76ers are not close to finalizing plans on a new practice facility, in Camden or anywhere else, according to a source close to the situation. As the Daily News reported in April, plans for a facility at the Navy Yard were scratched, leaving the ownership group headed by Josh Harris to find a new site. Coach Brett Brown has repeatedly emphasized the need for a new, state-of-the-art facility, as the Sixers are the last NBA team not to have its own practice site. Since 1999, they’ve rented space from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The following is a statement from Philadelphia 76ers Managing Owner Josh Harris, in advance of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s press conference tomorrow regarding the comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. “Without question, discrimination in any form is unacceptable and has no place in the National Basketball Association or anywhere else in society. The comments were hurtful and outrageous, and in no way reflect the values and beliefs of myself, our ownership group or the Philadelphia 76ers organization. I am confident that Commissioner Silver will undertake a thorough and thoughtful investigation into the matter.”
Sixers owner Josh Harris told reporters Friday that he’s proud of what the 19-63 Philadelphia 76ers accomplished this season despite losing 26 in a row. “I think the season has been a huge success for us,” Harris said in an Associated Press story on Friday. Give Harris credit for his honesty. The Sixers hold two lottery picks (one via a trade) and never were shy about admitting they had to tank — make that, rebuild — this season in order to start their hopeful championship track. “We don’t use that word,” Harris said of tanking.
Sixers owner Josh Harris told reporters Friday that he’s proud of what the 19-63 Philadelphia 76ers accomplished this season despite losing 26 in a row. “I think the season has been a huge success for us,” Harris said in an Associated Press story on Friday. Give Harris credit for his honesty. The Sixers hold two lottery picks (one via a trade) and never were shy about admitting they had to tank — make that, rebuild — this season in order to start their hopeful championship track. “We don’t use that word,” Harris said of tanking.
Managing owner Josh Harris reiterated Sunday that the 76ers are not moving to North Jersey. “My answer to the fans is I love the Sixers in Philly. I’m committed to it.” Harris said during his state of the Sixers news conference. Keeping the franchise in Philadelphia isn’t a surprise to people who know the billionaire businessman. They will tell you the surprising thing is that he’s onboard with the Sixers tanking this season. “I want immediate results and immediate upside,” he said “But I think that the reality of professional sports is that things don’t change overnight.”
There are 12 other NBA owners on the list, including Kroenke (Nuggets), Micky Arison (Heat, $5.9 billion), Dan Gilbert (Cavaliers, $3.9 billion), Charles Dolan (Knicks, $3.3 billion), Tom Gores (Pistons, $2.7 billion), Mark Cuban (Mavericks $2.5 billion), Josh Harris (Sixers, $2.5 billion), Robert Pera (Grizzlies, $1.95 billion), Herb Simon (Pacers, $1.95 billion), Donald Sterling (Clippers, $1.9 billion), Glen Taylor (Timberwolves, $1.7 billion) and Benson (Pelicans).
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Josh Harris made one thing clear Monday: The 76ers’ majority owner is learning from new general manager Sam Hinkie. “We thought we were getting a super-smart, very hardworking, very focused, world-class general manager – and that’s what we got,” Harris said before the Sixers faced the Indiana Pacers in an Orlando Pro Summer League game. “So I like to say that I was playing checkers and he was playing chess,” he added. “He’s thinking about five moves ahead. So I am learning a lot about basketball from interacting with him.”
This past weekend, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (NWHOF) recognized Sixers Managing Owner Josh Harris during Honors Weekend with the 2013 Outstanding American Award. According to the NWHOF, the award demonstrates wrestling’s pride in those who have used the disciplines of the sport to launch notable careers in other walks of life, such as science and technology, business and industry, government and the military, and the arts and humanities.