Leiweke's future depends on how you define 'soon' Prediction: He will be here until next Spring at minimum. After that? Wide open.— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) August 19, 2014
Leiweke: “Any report stating that I am leaving MLSE is untrue."— Kurtis Larson (@KurtLarSUN) August 19, 2014
Leiweke: "We are completely focused on the seasons at hand and I am not thinking of anything else but that."— Kurtis Larson (@KurtLarSUN) August 19, 2014
Leiweke: "I am proud of all that we have accomplished here over the past year, but we have much more to do.”— Kurtis Larson (@KurtLarSUN) August 19, 2014
It would be pretty funny (and sad) if the most noteworthy accomplishment of his tenure was spending $100 million on two soccer players.
Apparently he has a 2 year non compete clause with previous employer in LA. He could go back to LA after this season ("seasons" includes all MLSE teams in my mind). Pure speculation - has he been talking to Ballmer? His family likes SoCal and there's a new billionaire owner in town...
Ballmer & Leiweke...both brash...birds of a feather. Ballmer's secret ambition is really to have a team in Seattle. TL could work on that even though there is competition.
2. Not so sure the Clips couldnt be moved to Seattle. LAL still own LA and the Clips have a lousy arrangement @ Staples and get pennies on the $ for TV rights etc comparatively. I think Silver is secretly in love with Ballmer (took 24 hrs. to stamp the xfer). There is however Hansen in Seattle who wants a team there as well. That would be a good franchise.
Time to promote Drake.
Myself (March 2014):
The raptors are a tremendous young team and will win a championship in the following five years.
You'd have to be out of your mind to move a team out of LA and into Seattle. That's like going from Toronto to Hamilton.
Last edited by Bendit; Tue Aug 19th, 2014 at 03:06 PM.
That said, I don't care a whole lot if TL goes. The only MLSE team I care about is the Raptors, and TL already accomplished the most important goal of getting Masai for 5 years.
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