A former NBA player planning to build a sports arena and hotel complex on the Las Vegas Strip has a deadline this month to fulfill county requirements before his application expires. Nancy Amundsen, Clark County’s director of comprehensive planning, told the County Commission on Wednesday that Jackie Robinson’s project application “will be considered expired” if he doesn’t meet an April 21 deadline, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Robinson has said his plan involves funding from sources in Qatar and Zurich, and from banks in Europe and the US, the newspaper reported. He also said his funding includes lines of credit and state of Nevada revenue bonds. He previously told the newspaper he is “1,000 percent” committed to building the project.
Marc Stein: The Bucks’ Khris Middleton will soon be named as a @BrisbaneBullets minority owner in the @NBL , sources say, to become the latest NBA star to move into the ownership ranks in Australia. Middleton joins a group led by longtime NBA guard Kevin Martin, Brisbane’s majority owner.
Marc Stein: Middleton, twice an NBA All-Star, is this season’s second active player to join Brisbane ownership along with Chicago’s Thaddeus Young. They are the latest entrants among current and former NBA pros to become majority or part-owners with teams in Australia’s national league.