The Best NBA Owners Right Now

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Vote up the top majority owners who currently operate an NBA team.

Who are the best NBA owners right now? The best NBA team owners, now known as the NBA Board of Governors, are those passionate and caring businessmen, families and investment groups who set the standard in the National Basketball Association and professional sports for quality leadership and ownership of their teams. While some owners are definitely more hands on than others, these great NBA team owners have done a lot of good during their time in the league. There's a reason why some NBA teams are better to play for than others, and that reputation starts from the top. Whether their teams are consistent favorites to win the NBA Championship or just trying to do the best with what they have, these owners of some of the greatest sports franchises in the world, are the most loved by fans, players and others in the league alike. So, who is the best NBA owner right now? Which NBA team owners do you love?

When it comes to great NBA team owners, Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks and Peter Holt of the San Antonio Spurs have earned the respect of the league for their successful team operation. On the other end of the spectrum, Michael Jordan (yes, the greatest NBA player of all time) of the Charlotte Hornets and James Dolan of the New York Knicks fall in the worst NBA owners category due to questionable decision-making skills.

Vote up the best current NBA owners. Then check out the best NBA owners of all time or worst NBA owners also!


  • Mark Cuban
    Photo: Jeremy Willis / via Pinterest
    1
    393 votes

    Dallas Mavericks

    Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American businessman and investor. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment and chairman of AXS TV. He is also one of the main "shark" investors on the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank. In 2011, Cuban wrote an e-book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, in which he chronicles his experiences in business and sports.
  • Peter Guber and Joe Lacob
    Photo: Golden State Warriors / Twitter

    Golden State Warriors

    Joe Lacob is the majority owner of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Peter Guber serves as the Co-Executive Chairman of the Golden State Warriors. As co-managing partner, he joined Joe Lacob as the driving forces behind the current ownership group's NBA record-setting bid to purchase the Warriors in 2010.

  • Peter J. Holt
    Photo: NBA
    3
    382 votes

    San Antonio Spurs

    Peter J. Holt is an American businessman. He serves as CEO and General Manager of HOLT CAT and he is the third member of the Holt family to serve as Chairman of Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E), which owns the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, the USL's San Antonio FC, the AHL's San Antonio Rampage, and the NBA Development League's Austin Spurs. The Holt family has led the SS&E for 23 years. Holt succeeded his mother Julianna Hawn Holt as Chairman in 2019.
  • Steve Ballmer
    Photo: Kevin Lisota
    4
    252 votes

    Los Angeles Clippers

    Steven Anthony Ballmer (; born March 24, 1956) is an American businessman and investor who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 13, 2000, to February 4, 2014, and is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of April 2019, his personal wealth is estimated at US $51.3 billion, ranking him the 19th richest person in the world.Ballmer was hired by Bill Gates at Microsoft in 1980 and subsequently left the MBA program at Stanford University. He eventually became President in 1998, and replaced Gates as CEO in 2000. On February 4, 2014, Ballmer retired as CEO and resigned from the Board of Directors on August 19, 2014 to ...more
  • Larry Tanenbaum
    Photo: Toronto Raptors / Instagram
    5
    41 votes

    Larry Tanenbaum

    Toronto Raptors

    Lawrence M. Tanenbaum (born 1945) is a Canadian businessman and chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE). He owns a 25% stake in MLSE through his holding company Kilmer Sports Inc. NBA Champion 2018-19
  • Wyc Grousbeck
    Photo: boston celtics / instagram
    6
    159 votes

    Boston Celtics

    Wycliffe "Wyc" K. Grousbeck (born June 13, 1961) is an American entrepreneur who is the Lead Owner and Governor of the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics.