Sources: About 12 groups submit Dodgers bids
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- Several people familiar with the process say about 12 groups submitted initial bids to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt.
Among the bidders were Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and former YES Network chief executive officer Leo Hindery, two people said Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the bids were to remain confidential.
One of the people also confirmed a Los Angeles Times report that Stan Kroenke was involved in the bidding. Kroenke already controls the NFL's St. Louis Rams, the NBA's Denver Nuggets, the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, Arsenal of the English Premier League and Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids.
Hindery's bid, made with Marc Utay, was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.