TITLE

Thomas' bid to buy majority ownership in NBA's Toronto Raptors is unsuccessful

PUB. DATE
August 1997
SOURCE
Jet;08/18/97, Vol. 92 Issue 13, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that Isiah Thomas has failed in his attempt to become the first black majority owner of a professional sports franchise by purchasing interest in the Toronto Raptors from Allan Slaight.
ACCESSION #
9708210034

 

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