The worst NBA team owners of all time are those well-intentioned men with thick pockets who purchased a National Basketball Association team with dreadful results. All of these NBA team owners found success in other things in life like business or even as an NBA player but when it came to operating a professional basketball team, they failed miserably.
Having watched his Charlotte Bobcats record the statistically worst season in NBA history, Michael Jordan is often regarded as the worst NBA owner of all time. Though arguably the best NBA player of all time, Jordan didn't just struggle as an owner of the Bobcats but also showed that his front office leadership skills could use some improvement following his less than great performance with the Washington Wizards.
While most will agree that Jordan's performance as an NBA team owner gets a failing grade, many other so-called bad NBA team owners on this list fall into the love them or hate them category. Fans may love that John Bitlove brought the NBA to Toronto while others may fault him for his disastrous hiring of Isaiah Thomas. It's easy to hate on Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, or James Dolan, who writes the checks for the New York Knicks, but many fans can see past the trying times and look forward to what these owners are doing to turn their clubs around.Optimists might give a case that these men are in some weird way among the best NBA team owners of all time, most would disagree. Which NBA team owner is the worst? Tell us by voting, adding those not listed or re-ranking this list of the worst NBA team owners of all time.
- 1Age: 64New York Knicks
- 2Age: 87Los Angeles Clippers
- 3Age: 59Phoenix Suns
- 4Age: 57Charlotte Bobcats
- 5Sacramento Kings
- 6Age: 79Minnesota Timberwolves
- 9Age: 58
- 10Age: 63Washington Wizards
- 11Age: 79
- 12Age: 93New Orleans Pelicans
Atlanta Hawks, LLCAtlanta Hawks
- 14Age: 67
- 15Golden State Warriors
- 17Dec. at 77 (1937-2014)Memphis Grizzlies
- 18Philadelphia 76ers
Greg MillerUtah Jazz