How much does it cost to own a NBA team?
The entry-level price for an NBA franchise is 10 figures, but a big-market team will set you back at least $2 billion.
Tilman Fertitta’s $2.2 billion bid for the Rockets was approved by the NBA in October.
How does the NBA make money?
The NBA makes money primarily through television, merchandising, sponsorships, and tickets. The 30 teams making up the NBA have an average valuation of $1.9 billion each. Across last year’s season, the NBA generated about $8 billion in revenue.
How profitable is an NBA team?
Four teams, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls earned more than $100 million. This year, the Cleveland Cavaliers (No. 25) is the only franchise to lose money on an operating basis and decrease in value. The team is worth $1.28 billion, down 4% from last year.
Is owning a sports team profitable?
Team ownership becomes a hobby that isn’t expected to generate much of a return. Even smaller-market teams in the National Hockey League trade hands for $200 million. Profitable sports franchises may be priced at 20 times annual cash flow, at least double the valuation of a mundane company with similar prospects.