Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 10:30 am  |  6 responses

Yao Settling Into a Quiet Life of Team Ownership

If this whole playing basketball thing doesn’t work out, at least Ming will have something to fall back on: “Sidelined by a foot injury, Houston Rockets star Yao Ming says he’s finding a new kind of satisfaction as owner of his former Chinese team, the Shanghai Sharks. Yao bought out the financially troubled team’s former owners in July for an undisclosed sum in a bid to revive its fortunes. The club is presently fourth in the 17-team Chinese league, two points out of first place. ‘I bought the Sharks to give them a boost and do something on behalf of Chinese basketball,’ Yao said in an interview with the official Xinhua News Agency appearing in newspapers Thursday. ‘To be honest, they’ve played well this season, beyond my expectations, but we also see their deficiencies and need to toughen up in the coming seasons.”‘

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  • Hussman25

    Good for Yao! But, lets not forget what u got infront of you my man… Get back to what really feeds the family! Get that foot well ASAP!

  • $tev3

    anything on yao make me *yawn*

  • iLL wiLL

    Shark fin soup is delicious.

  • Cizzo

    He’s done in the NBA so he might as well grab a Shark’s Jersey!!!

  • ab_40

    work on a solid youth leauge in china. follow the european model. give em some nba names. and be succesfull come 2014/2016 and become a world bball power come 2020. buying wack nba players who have no limits on the court is not the way to develop your players.

  • MikeC.

    Note to Yao: be sure to tell your players not to get into Steph’s truck after a game.