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Sports Business Daily: Ratner a person to watch in 2009

Sports Business Daily recently listed eight people as People To Watch: Who Will Shape The Industry In The New Year? (subscribers only).

The third name listed:
NETS OWNER BRUCE RATNER: Everyone remains intrigued by the prospect of an NBA team in Brooklyn, but can Ratner fight back the legal opposition and a sour economy to pull off the Atlantic Yards project?

Ratner's inclusion was notable, given that only one other sports team owner was part of the list. That suggests that the Brooklyn controversy is significantly on the national sports radar.

The list

Detroit Lions Vice Chair William Clay Ford Jr.

Major League Baseball Network President and CEO Tony Pettiti

Nets Owner Bruce Ratner

NBA China CEO Tim Chen

PGA Tour Executive VP & CMO Tom Wade

U.S. Olympic Committee Chair Larry Probst

U.S. Tennis Association Executive Director Gordon Smith

Versus President Jamie Davis