Larry Tanenbaum Rumors
Toronto Raptors: A statement from our president Masai Ujiri. “I am so lucky to have my beautiful, loving, supportive family. I’m grateful to the Raptors players, staff and coaches for having my back. Thank you to the NBA, MLSE and Larry Tanenbaum for your steadfast support. And I am humbled by the fans around the world. You all stood with me. I have decided my fight isn’t a legal one. Now, the challenge is this: What can we do to stop another man or woman from finding themselves in front of a judge or behind bars because they committed no crime other than being Black? That is the work that each one of us must commit to, every day.
Bridgeman said that he talked to Raptors owner Larry Tannebaum, but they did not speak until after Yahoo! posted its story. “I had never even heard about it until then,” Bridgeman said. “I never knew it was even an option. I think if there was something to it, Larry would have told me.”
Junior Bridgeman said there was “absolutely no truth” to a Yahoo story linking him to speculation about a temporary move by the NBA’s Toronto Raptors to Louisville. But wondering what all the fuss was about, Bridgeman contacted Raptors’ owner Larry Tanenbaum — the two men are partners in a Canadian Coca-Cola bottling operation — to find out the facts. “I spoke to Larry,” Bridgeman said via text message Wednesday night. “They are working on getting the (Canadian) government to allow teams to come into Toronto with testing and waiving the quarantine time.”
Yet Bridgeman, Yum Center General Manager Eric Granger and NBA2LOU point man Dan Issel all said they were taken by surprise by the Yahoo! Sports story written by Vincent Goodwill citing unnamed league sources saying Louisville has been broached as a possible site, with Bridgeman in contact with the league. “There is absolutely no truth to that story,” Bridgeman said. “I’m not even sure what that story came from … “I personally know the owner of the Raptors and he would never move or sell the team. He is a true Canadian.”
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced the NBA Foundation Board of Directors, comprised of eight representatives from the NBA Board of Governors, players and executives from the NBPA and the league office. The Foundation’s Board of Directors will provide strategic direction with respect to programming and grantmaking as well as oversee the organization’s activities, working directly with all 30 NBA teams and their governors to support and facilitate sustainable initiatives in team markets.
The inaugural board members are: · Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings Forward · Gayle Benson, New Orleans Pelicans Governor · Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers Forward · Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets Chairman · Tony Ressler, Atlanta Hawks Principal Owner · Michele Roberts, NBPA Executive Director · Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner · Larry Tanenbaum, NBA Board of Governors Chairman and Toronto Raptors Governor