Ranking Top Ten NBA Owners

  1. 1.
    Peter Holt, Spurs
    Holt has been instrumental in creating one of the NBA's best franchise models. The Spurs are the talk of the town in small-market San Antonio, and his hands-off approach has allowed for Gregg Popovich to run one of the best coaching and operations departments.
  2. 2.
    Mickey Arison, Heat
    Arison has done all it takes to bring championships to the city of Miami, and has let Pat Riley run a very strong basketball operations department.
  3. 3.
    Mark Cuban, Mavericks
    Although his eccentricity has resulted in the Mavs missing out on some top free agent targets as of late, Cuban has drastically improved the Mavericks brand since his acquisition of the team and was a key figure in their championship run a few years ago.
  4. 4.
    Lacob & Guber, Warriors
    Lacob & Guber's hands-off approach has allowed for the rebuilding of their franchise which resulted in a championship run last season.
  5. 5.
    Buss Family, Lakers
    Jerry Buss and his children have been instrumental in the worldwide branding of the Lakers, and many expect his team to return to prominence soon enough.
  6. 6.
    Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics
    Grousbeck and his company have maintained the Celtics' prominence, led them to a title run, and have made many smart operational decisions such as the hiring of Brad Stevens.
  7. 7.
    Leslie Alexander, Rockets
    Alexander has built a strong operational team with Daryl Morey, and has brought renewed credibility to the Rockets brand.
  8. 8.
    Paul Allen, Trail Blazers
    Allen has done a very good job with the small-market Trail Blazers team, providing a good model for other owners.
  9. 9.
    Jerry Reinsdorf, Bulls
    Reinsdorf has done a good job with the Bulls, showing a commitment to bringing a championship to the city of Chicago while maintaining the Bulls' credibility as a franchise.
  10. 10.
    Dan Gilbert, Cavaliers
    Gilbert, despite some of his public mishaps, has actually done an exceptional job running the Cavaliers franchise, as they've contended for several titles over the last decade.