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Newspaper: NBA ready to talk with Charlotte about return

...week and is expected to have similar meetings with Robert Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television, and Bob Sturges, a minority partner in the Miami Heat. All three men have indicated interest in a new Charlotte expansion team. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/28/nba_346808.shtml
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Belkin acting as front-runner in bid for Charlotte franchise

...pursuing an expansion team includes former Black Entertainment Television owner Robert Johnson. Miami Heat minority owner Bob Sturges is part of a third group. The New York Daily News, citing ownership sources, reported Sunday that Belkin's group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/05/nba_356660.shtml
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Charlotte works on new basketball team

...Wheeler said. But the other suitors - Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson and Miami Heat investor Bob Sturges - can stand on their own merits. Johnson, if awarded the franchise, would be the league's first black majority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/24/nba_354627.shtml
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City manager gets go-ahead for NBA negotiations

...Others in the mix are Black Entertainment Television founder Bob Johnson and a group headed by Miami Heat co-owner Bob Sturges. Belkin has said he would like to see a franchise granted in time for the team to begin play in 2003-04. A new arena...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/24/nba_349501.shtml
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Heat co-owner drops out of bid for new Charlotte team

...The candidates pursuing an NBA expansion team for Charlotte narrowed to two Wednesday after Miami Heat co-owner Bob Sturges withdrew from consideration. Sturges was thought to be third on the list of potential ownership candidates, said Steve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/07/nba_357081.shtml
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