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PostPosted: 10/15/18 5:37 pm    ::: RIP Former Portland Fire owner Paul Allen Reply Reply with quote

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-15/paul-allen-billionaire-who-co-founded-microsoft-dies-at-65

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He was 65.



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PostPosted: 10/15/18 6:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

He owned the Portland Trail Blazers too... He was my favorite sports owner of all time. Sad






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PostPosted: 10/15/18 7:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's too bad Paul Allen wouldn't sell the Portland Fire to Portland Trail Blazer legend Clyde Drexler and other investors. Sad



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PostPosted: 10/15/18 8:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Like Gates, he has donated a tremendous amount of his wealth to charity...a good example for the rest of the 1% rich.

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PostPosted: 10/15/18 9:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

While his impact has surely been felt worldwide, he certainly did a lot to shape the Seattle area, culturally and economically. One of my co-workers commented that it's hard to think of someone who has done more for Seattle in that sense.

RIP, Mr. Allen.


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PostPosted: 10/15/18 10:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
It's too bad Paul Allen wouldn't sell the Portland Fire to Portland Trail Blazer legend Clyde Drexler and other investors. Sad


You are saying they made a legitimate offer and he turned it down?


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PostPosted: 10/16/18 12:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

bcdawg04 wrote:
While his impact has surely been felt worldwide, he certainly did a lot to shape the Seattle area, culturally and economically. One of my co-workers commented that it's hard to think of someone who has done more for Seattle in that sense.

RIP, Mr. Allen.


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PostPosted: 10/17/18 4:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

threadkiller1201 wrote:
bcdawg04 wrote:
While his impact has surely been felt worldwide, he certainly did a lot to shape the Seattle area, culturally and economically. One of my co-workers commented that it's hard to think of someone who has done more for Seattle in that sense.

RIP, Mr. Allen.


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The Seahawks and the Sounders, the Allen Institute for Brain Science, South Lake Union, contributions to UW (and to WSU)...


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PostPosted: 10/18/18 8:31 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So, who are the owners (or former owners) of WNBA teams who have passed away? Besides Paul Allen, the only ones I can think of are that Davidson guy who owned the Detroit Shock and the Utah Jazz/Utah Starzz owner Larry Miller. Any others?



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PostPosted: 10/18/18 10:10 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
So, who are the owners (or former owners) of WNBA teams who have passed away? Besides Paul Allen, the only ones I can think of are that Davidson guy who owned the Detroit Shock and the Utah Jazz/Utah Starzz owner Larry Miller. Any others?


Melvin Simon was co-owner (with his brother Herb) of the Fever. He died during their finals run in 2009.


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PostPosted: 10/18/18 12:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
So, who are the owners (or former owners) of WNBA teams who have passed away? Besides Paul Allen, the only ones I can think of are that Davidson guy who owned the Detroit Shock and the Utah Jazz/Utah Starzz owner Larry Miller. Any others?


Jerry Buss waste original owner of the Sparks



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