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8:34 am
Sat December 29, 2012

How The Owners Of The Old St. Louis Spirits Are Still Reaping A Windfall

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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.