List of NBA team owners

Below is a list of principal owners of National Basketball Association teams:

Franchise Principal Owner(s) Operating Entities Owned Since
Atlanta Hawks United States Tony Ressler Hawks Basketball, Inc. 2015
Boston Celtics United States H. Irving Grousbeck, United States Wycliffe Grousbeck, United States Steve Pagliuca Boston Basketball Partners LLC 2003
Brooklyn Nets Russia Mikhail Prokhorov ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment Holding USA, Inc. 2010
Charlotte Hornets United States Michael Jordan Hornets Sports & Entertainment, Hornets Basketball Holdings, LLC 2010
Chicago Bulls United States Jerry Reinsdorf Chicago Professional Sports Limited Partnership 1985
Cleveland Cavaliers United States Dan Gilbert, United States Gary Gilbert, United States Gordon Gund, United States Usher Cavaliers Operating Company, LLC 2005
Dallas Mavericks United States Mark Cuban Dallas Basketball Limited 2000
Denver Nuggets United States Stan Kroenke Kroenke Sports Enterprise, Denver Nuggets Limited Partnership 2000
Detroit Pistons United States Tom Gores Palace Sports & Entertainment, Detroit Pistons Basketball Company 2011
Golden State Warriors United States Joe Lacob (majority), United States Peter Guber GSW Sports LLC 2010
Houston Rockets United States Leslie Alexander Rocket Ball, Ltd. 1993
Indiana Pacers United States Herbert Simon Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Pacers Basketball, LLC 1983
Los Angeles Clippers United States Steve Ballmer[1] LAC Basketball Club, Inc. 2014
Los Angeles Lakers United States Jeanie Buss, United States Jim Buss and United States Johnny Buss, along with siblings in the Jerry Buss family trust.[2] The Los Angeles Lakers, Inc. 1979
Memphis Grizzlies United States Robert J. Pera Memphis Basketball LLC 2012
Miami Heat IsraelUnited States Micky Arison Miami Heat Limited Partnership 1995
Milwaukee Bucks United States Marc Lasry and United States Wesley Edens Milwaukee Bucks, Inc. 2014
Minnesota Timberwolves United States Glen Taylor Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Limited Partnership 1995
New Orleans Pelicans United States Tom Benson New Orleans Pelicans NBA Limited Partnership 2012
New York Knicks United States James Dolan The Madison Square Garden Company, New York Knicks, Inc. 1997
Oklahoma City Thunder United States Clay Bennett The Professional Basketball Club, LLC. 2006
Orlando Magic United States Richard DeVos RDV Sports, Inc., Orlando Magic, Ltd. 1991
Philadelphia 76ers United States Joshua Harris, Adam Aron, David Blitzer, Martin Geller, David B. Heller, Travis Hennings,
James Lassiter, Marc Leder, Michael Rubin, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Art Wrubel
Handy Soetedjo, Indonesia Erick Thohir
Philadelphia 76ers, Inc. 2011
Phoenix Suns United States Robert Sarver Suns Legacy Partners, LLC 2004
Portland Trail Blazers United States Paul Allen Vulcan Inc., Trail Blazers, Inc. 1988
Sacramento Kings India Vivek Ranadivé [3] Sacramento Kings Partnership Group (operating entity yet to be named) 2013
San Antonio Spurs United States Peter Holt Spurs Sports & Entertainment, San Antonio Spurs LLC 1993
Toronto Raptors Canada Larry Tanenbaum Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Toronto Raptors Basketball Club 1998
Utah Jazz United States Gail Miller Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, Jazz Basketball Investors, Inc. 1985
Washington Wizards United States Ted Leonsis Monumental Sports & Entertainment 2010


  1. (August 12, 2014). "Steve Ballmer new Clippers owner". Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  2. Markazi, Arash (February 18, 2013). "Buss family won't sell Lakers". Archived from the original on February 19, 2013.
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