As funny as having Emery as a proposed starter, this isn't even worth debating as that WON'T be the cap anyways. Thread should be closed, IMO, unless we want to use it to discuss the CBA stuff this offseason and make the thread title accordingly, because there will not be a cap anywhere near 70 million next year.
The owners are supposedly trying to lower the players' share of revenues, so it almost assuredly won't be at 70.3M come September.
I've heard Rocky's name mentioned as being one such owner. According to him, the Hawks are still losing money. I think Friedman's article quoted him saying the current CBA forces "a challenging business model."
So Rocky's even cheaper than his old man? Good to know.
3rd highest spending team in the league, and that's before you factor in Huet and Olesz for a combined additional $8.75 million, putting them way ahead in 1st.
But Rocky is cheap
but, he's losing money!
Originally Posted by Sir Psycho T
Can you watch Hawks homes games on TV in Chicago?
Then Rocky doesn't come close to his father in cheapness.
It doesn't cost Rocky anything to have the games on TV. If anything, it gets more money in his pocket. Putting the games on TV has nothing to do with who is cheaper, and everything to do with who is a better business man.
That was more about Dollar Bill being dumb, not cheap.
But how is that fair to season ticket holders??? People get to watch the game on TV and not pay a cent!! In fact, I think all the season ticket holders would cancel their season tickets because they could watch the game on TV! We know watching on TV is the exact same experience as watching in person at the United Center.
**** bill wirtz though. he turned a great franchise into a joke, while the red wings were becoming a dynasty to top it off. i can't believe that cheap POS wouldn't even put home games on tv. he let the hawks become irrelevant in chicago
yeah, by not putting home games on tv, you're really gonna attract people to coming to games. good logic there ya dumbass. if he really believed people were going to come to games when the team continued to be at the bottom of the league, then he was an idiot. or cheap, or both.
sorry i really disliked bill wirtz lol
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creative accounting. Like someone else said, the Hawks might be "losing" money but Rocky most definitely is not.
Exactly this, some of it isn't even all that creative though.
The Hawks pay rent to the United Center which Rocky Wirtz partially owns.
Parking is owned by the United Center which Rocky Wirtz partially owns. I believe he owns Red Top as well.
The Hawks are paying back loans from other Wirtz owned entities from the lean years.
They used to own a large amount of real estate on Michigan Ave, not sure if this is still the case.
Judge & Dolph (I believe they may be involved in liquor distribution in other states as well under different names.)
Partial owner of Comcast Sports Net Chicago