Is potential Commanders owner Josh Harris ‘cheap’
So you are all excited about Josh Harris repeatedly being named as the next probable owner of the Washington Commanders?
On Tuesday, some were putting the skids on Harris, warning he might not be what the Commanders need in an owner after all.
Sportico’s Eben Novy-Williams, a guest on the Kevin Sheehan Show (The Team 980) and Jason Bishop co-host of the Sports Junkies (106.7 The Fan), both voiced some significant information on the two shows.
“Josh Harris is a notorious value investor,” expressed Williams. “He has been a runner-up in some of the biggest sports teams sales in history because he is not someone who raises his price to get an asset.”
Williams pointed to Harris being recently outbid to purchase the Mets and Broncos. “He looks at an asset and says, ‘This is what it is worth, and that is what I am going to pay for it.’ “That is not the way you buy sports teams now,” countered Williams. “The NFL is becoming much too expensive. Consequently, less and less wealthy people are even able to purchase a team.”
Meanwhile, on the “Sports Junkies” Tuesday, Bishop revealed, “I’ve got a well-placed source, and I won’t say who; that said, ‘Josh Harris if he is the one who gets the team, is super-duper cheap’.”
Bishop continued, “In fact, when they redid the 76ers practice facility, he (Josh Harris) refused to put in enough lockers for the entire team. He agreed to put in only 12 lockers, and they had 15 players.”
His wife is apparently also heavily involved in all of the decisions when it comes to money. They built a huge conference center on the second level of the new practice facility. She found out the door cost $650 bucks. She said, ‘No, too expensive.’ She said the $650 door was too expensive for a multi-million dollar conference center.”
“If he is the one who gets it (Commanders), he does have that reputation,” expressed Bishop.
John-Paul Flaim quickly asserted that the 76ers used to be a losing franchise, but they have really turned it around in the last few years with Harris as the owner. To which Bishop unhesitatingly countered, “Ok, that’s because their scouts and people drafting did a good job. That’s not necessarily because of the owner (Harris).”
Notice both Bishop and Novy-Williams independently of one another; both made comments about the frugal, tight, “super-duper cheap” nature of Harris and his wife. Let’s hope it is not that bad. But time will tell.
Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire
Source: Yahoo Sports