• Former Nets owner Katz dies in plane crash

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Jun 1, 2014
    Former Nets owner Lewis Katz was killed along with six other people in a fiery plane crash in Massachusetts, his business partner said Sunday. He was 72. Harold H.F. The editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer says co-owner Lewis Katz is among the seven people killed in a plane crash in Massachusetts. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement this morning regarding the passing of former Nets owner Lewis Katz: Katz, who had been an investor in the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network, bought the Nets in 1998 and owned the team during its most successful years in New Jersey, as the team reached the NBA Finals in 2002 and '03. He sold the team in 2004. But along with making money, equally important is preserving, for the community, a community trust," Katz testified at an April hearing on the Inquirer's sale. The plane crashed and caught fire as it was leaving Hanscom Field while on its way to Atlantic City International Airport. "He was a visionary businessman who touched the lives of so many with his tireless pursuit of innovation and enterprise, as well as his deep commitment to his family, friends and community," Silver said in a statement.
    • Former Nets, Devils Owner Dies In Plane Crash

      Lewis Katz, the former owner of the New Jersey Nets and New Jersey Devils, was one of seven people aboard a private plane that crashed at Hanscom Field just outside Boston Saturday night. There were no survivors. Read more...
      Source: deadspin.com
    • NBA commissioner Silver issues statement on Lewis Katz' death

      NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement this morning regarding the passing of former Nets owner Lewis Katz:
      Source: nba.com

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