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Smith
Last year

#30673

Ken cole bid fails

channel 7 just reported that ken coles bit to take over the 6ers has failed due to "a american backer pulling out"

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FYI
Last year
18:31 29 Jan 13

Reply #401558

re: Ken cole bid fails

People tell me there never was a backer just old king cole living on passed glories with empty pockets.

Negative basketball stories are always broken by channel 7 an not the other networks


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NBL Fan
Last year
19:24 29 Jan 13

Reply #401567

re: Ken cole bid fails

Is this the end?


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Big Marty
Last year
19:32 29 Jan 13

Reply #401571

re: Ken cole bid fails

FYI, hit that one on the head. Channel 7 has never been a strong supporter of the Sixers unless there's a title involved.


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skull
Last year
19:50 29 Jan 13

Reply #401573

re: Ken cole bid fails

......he was a merry old soul.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:34 29 Jan 13

Reply #401576

re: Ken cole bid fails

amazing how far a name will get you in this town

how this pie-in-the-sky even got press in the first place amazes me

money talks and you know what BS just did...


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Beekayz
Last year
20:37 29 Jan 13

Reply #401579

re: Ken cole bid fails

So Jordan decided, in the end, that he didn't want ownership of a 2nd basketball team?

bummer :(


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Anonymous
Last year
20:53 29 Jan 13

Reply #401581

re: Ken cole bid fails

"Channel 7 has never been a strong supporter of the Sixers unless there's a title involved."

Like a lot of their fans....




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natwhereyouat
Last year
20:59 29 Jan 13

Reply #401582

re: Ken cole bid fails

Meh, community model is the way to go anyway


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Anonymous
Last year
21:13 29 Jan 13

Reply #401585

re: Ken cole bid fails

Looks like the due diligence on Cole was done. Anyone one that ever believed that that his bid was ever going to be successful was foolish.


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tropical booz
Last year
21:25 29 Jan 13

Reply #401593

re: Ken cole bid fails

Cal Bruton has done it also. In the know with ex players who have multi millions from the NBA. Smart people with money tend to keep it or invest it wisely.

Was a merry old sole was he....


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Anonymous
Last year
21:29 29 Jan 13

Reply #401594

re: Ken cole bid fails

Bruton and Cole should be mentioned in the same sentence.


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Beantown
Last year
08:32 30 Jan 13

Reply #401635

re: Ken cole bid fails

So how many other bids are still out there?


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Anonymous
Last year
08:42 30 Jan 13

Reply #401636

re: Ken cole bid fails


FYI
Yesterday
18:31 29 Jan 13

Reply #401558

re: Ken cole bid fails

People tell me there never was a backer just old king cole living on passed glories with empty pockets.

Negative basketball stories are always broken by channel 7 an not the other networks


FYI.... Ken Cole has more money than you will probly see in your life time,


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Jack Toft
Last year
09:24 30 Jan 13

Reply #401641

re: Ken Cole bid fails

Channel 7 are shockers when it comes to basketball. Seems they only do a Sixers story when they have a loss, or something negative.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. When you pay mega dollars to the AFL machine, you need to ensure that the AFL gets as much publicity as it can so you can charge as much for advertisers to recoup those TV rights.

As Hinch would say. Shame, shame, shame.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:35 30 Jan 13

Reply #401646

re: Ken cole bid fails

Ken Cole having more money than you will probably see in your lifetime? Rubbish.Why would he need a backer if that was the case.
Cole is very good at spending other people's money. Just like a few other NBL owners have done in years past.


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Loco
Last year
09:48 30 Jan 13

Reply #401650

re: Ken cole bid fails

Bring back Chris Fuss and Fast Eddie?

Who knows what will happen at this point.


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FYI
Last year
10:03 30 Jan 13

Reply #401652

re: Ken cole bid fails

yep sure you know your stuff alright there Anon


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Anonymous
Last year
11:09 30 Jan 13

Reply #401676

re: Ken cole bid fails

Great decision. Cole would be the end of the Sixers once and for all.


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Gruff
Last year
13:19 30 Jan 13

Reply #401700

re: Ken cole bid fails

The bid hasn't failed yet. He only lost one backer. he is trying to replace that person. So it isn't dead yet.

For those too young to remember, Ken Cole was the greatest coach the 36ers ever had and a hell of a nice guy. He's a character and the NBL needs characters.


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Triton
Last year
13:22 30 Jan 13

Reply #401701

re: Ken cole bid fails

Only won 1 Championship.

He didnt do so well when he was coaching Newcastle. Didnt make even 1 finals series.

Just like Smyth, easy to be a good coach when your team is soending 3x more $'s than the other teams on players.


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Shano
Last year
13:25 30 Jan 13

Reply #401703

re: Ken cole bid fails

He would've win more if he wasn't dumped triton. The mans an icon. Loved watching his team at Apollo, reason for me supporting the 36ers( even if it a shadow of the great club it once was)


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Tiger Watcher
Last year
13:33 30 Jan 13

Reply #401708

re: Ken cole bid fails

Maybe the old boy was smoking a little to much of the home grown when he had the idea to "Buy" the sixers!


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Anonymous
Last year
13:44 30 Jan 13

Reply #401711

re: Ken cole bid fails

Gruff, are you commenting that the bid isn't dead yet because you are in the know? Or are you just assuming that because a backer has pulled out that there is still a chance?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:10 30 Jan 13

Reply #401715

re: Ken cole bid fails

Gruff for those who have been around long enough, we have seen enough of the past history with Ken Cole enough to believe big on ideas little on substance.


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FYI
Last year
15:38 30 Jan 13

Reply #401736

re: Ken cole bid fails

^^ +1 to that
full of best intentions little of follow through or delivery. Still doesn't look good when you are out recruiting players and staff. Just messing people around.


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bretts the man
Last year
17:43 30 Jan 13

Reply #401755

re: Ken cole bid fails

How many really believed Cole bid was really going to happen .
The guy is and always was full of S--t.
Lets hope there is a serious alternative around .


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Camel 31
Last year
19:20 30 Jan 13

Reply #401768

re: Ken cole bid fails

Seems the 36ers owners , vide a media release , took Ken Cole's bid seriously , although hoolahoops : ' I haven't met you , so I cain't really say . I hope you get your act together soon . '


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Gruff
Last year
23:49 1 Feb 13

Reply #402167

re: Ken cole bid fails

Not in the know. Just read that he is trying to replace the guy who pulled out. KC isn't full of S#!t as some may suggest. He has grand ideas and very few are willing to take the risks on ideas he has. He's a visionary and like most visionaries he's mocked instead of supported. To be honest, given his health, I didn't think the offer he made was going to succeed. However, he always has a reason for doing the things he does and doesn't let anyone know until after he has succeeded.


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