The St. Louis Spirits haven't played a game since 1976. But their owners - Daniel and Ozzie Silnas - made $30 million off NBA TV rights last year. Richard Sandomir of the New York Times explains how to Only a Game's Bill Littlefield
Daniel and Ozzie Silna have earned about $255 million in NBA TV revenues in the last 32 years-and they don't even own a team. The former owners of a defunct ABA team still reap the benefits of a deal made in 1976.
A spokesperson with Saint Louis University confirms that Rick Majerus will be taking a one-year leave of absence from his role as the University's head men's basketball coach. An ongoing heart condition is cited as the reason behind Majerus' leave.
"Rick is in a California hospital undergoing evaluation and treatment for an ongoing heart condition," SLU's Director of Athletics Chris May said in a statement. "His health is the most important issue right now, and our hope is for full and complete recovery."