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It's a buyers' market for prospective team owners

Updated: March 15, 2003, 1:02 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Soon after Broadcast.com founder Mark Cuban bought the Dallas Mavericks and a 50 percent share in the American Airlines Center in January 2000 for $280 million, the excited new owner experienced one of those quintessential dot-com boom moments.

Cuban was still holding what he calls "a small portion" of Yahoo! stock from the sale of his Internet audio site, and while checking his portfolio on the team bus, he learned that his shares had risen about $30 that day. Cuban immediately turned to ...

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