This got lost over the weekend, but on Saturday, the Washington Wizards honored the end of Black History Month by posting an image on Facebook that seemed to be equating Martin Luther King Jr. to team owner Ted Leonsis. Well, that’s not at all ridiculous. Show More Summary
Whether taking in a Wizards game, partying at a local nightclub, or marching in a Chinese New Year parade, VIPs like actor-singer-comedian Jamie Foxx, R&B crooner Trey Songz and Rep. Grace Meng didn’t let snow and ice put a damper on their weekend fun. We followed their social media morsels so you didn’t have to: […]
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What’s Happening — Luncheon with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Monumental Sports CEO Ted Leonsis at the National Press Club, 12:30 p.m. — Journalism Works: Women in Sports Media at the Newseum, Saturday 2 p.m. The Revolving Door Know...Show More Summary
The NBA and ESPN are in a nice place, and they intend to stay there. "There's never been a better time to be an owner of an NBA franchise or frankly any professional sports team," said Ted Leonsis, owner of the NBA's Washington Wizards...Show More Summary
Ted Leonsis is a rich old guy who owns the Washington Wizards and also maintains a blog called Ted's Take. We've come across this blog before, but this morning's entry is really something. It seems that Leonsis has recently graduated from the Jack Torrance School of Blogging. Read more...
Since the 2013-14 edition of the Washington Capitals failed to make the postseason for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign, it was pretty clear big changes would be in store for owner Ted Leonsis ' club. And they came quickly,Show More Summary
As expected, the Washington Capitals are in the midst of one of the busiest offseasons in franchise history, both on the ice and behind the bench. We saw Barry Trotz and Brian MacLellan arrive in lieu of Ted Leonsis' decision to part...Show More Summary
When Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis announced the hiring of general manager Brian MacLellan on May 26, many in the Capitals community smelled a rat. Katie Carrera of The Washington Post captured that sentiment when she tweeted...Show More Summary
The Washington Capitals' brain trust of owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick must not allow the hiring of a general manager to overshadow the hiring of a head coach. The pressure-packed search for a GM has many qualified candidates, as I detailed in my column last week. Show More Summary
Ted Leonsis, whose Monumental Sports and Entertainment owns the, has his work cut out for him. After the Capitals failed to reach the postseason for the first time in seven years, Leonsis announced that general manager George McPhee and Adam Oates were done. Things have gone from bad to worse: superstar Alex Ovechkin has been [...]
Ted Leonsis doesn 't mess around. On April 10, one day after the Washington Capitals were officially eliminated from the NHL playoffs for the first time since 2006-07, the Capitals' owner wrote in his blog Ted's Take that "I want toShow More Summary
Even with the team’s “X-factor” suspended, the Washington Wizards had a No. 42 sitting next to the bench. The 57-year-old with graying hair couldn’t box out or grab a rebound, but owner Ted Leonsis waved his red towel and egged on a cheering crowd that chanted “Free Nene!” The Wizards did just fine without the suspended [...]
Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis has his players' backs. Wizards big man Nene was suspended for Sunday's Game 4 against the Chicago Bulls after he was involved in an altercation in Game 3, but his team certainly didn't forget about him. Although Nene was suspended for the game, Leonsis was spotted rocking a No. Show More Summary
The venture capitalist and sports-team owner explains what he looks for when he's considering investing in a startup. What does every company founder need to be successful? Ted Leonsis, founder of Redgate Communications, former AOL executive,...Show More Summary
A soccer stadium might not be the only new sporting facility in the city’s future: Sports mogul Ted Leonsis said last month he’s looking to build a basketball practice facility for his Wizards and Mystics, and indications are that downtown D.C. is his favored locale. But to observers of the real estate market, Jonathan O’Connell reports in […]
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Local, organic salad chain Sweetgreen has attracted $22 million in funding from Revolution Growth, the investment fund founded by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis, and Donn Davis. Along with the funding, Case will join the board and advise Sweetgreen founders Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman, and Nathaniel Ru.
You don't think of a guy like Ted Leonsis having to work to invest some money. After all, the former president of AOL sits on the board of companies like American Express and Groupon, where he's the chairman. And the firm he's part of,...Show More Summary
Revolution Growth Co-founder Ted Leonsis is aiming for a long term "Warren Buffet-type play" in investing $40 million in profitable customer apparel site CustomInk. The owner of the Washington Wizards and other sports teams believes it will be a $1 billion company.