Friday, August 8, 2008

Houston Comets Now Without an Owner?

From Rebkell at this link.

Dear Comets fans and supporters,

As you may have heard, the WNBA, Mayor Bill White and I are working diligently to find a new owner or ownership group for the Houston Comets. I wanted to take this moment to express my sincere gratitude at having had the opportunity to be an integral part of this storied franchise and thank you for the continued support that has made the Comets such an integral part of the wonderful Houston community.

As a longtime Comets fan and season-ticket holder, I understand and appreciate the significance of this team to the city of Houston and the WNBA. Since the league’s 1997 tip-off, the Comets have been core to the exponential growth of women’s basketball. By winning the WNBA’s first four titles, the team established itself as one of professional sports’ great modern dynasties and became a point of civic pride for Houston.

The fact that the energy, passion and commitment of Houston’s tremendous fan base no doubt ignited much of this success is something I was keenly aware of prior to purchasing the club. My tenure as owner has only served to enhance my longstanding admiration for the extraordinary atmosphere that takes over the stands at Comets games.

As we work to find an owner that will uphold the Comets’ tradition and guide this organization to great heights once again, please be assured that absolutely nothing about the experience of attending Comets games will change. The team is in the midst of a winning season and will be back home after the Olympic break to deliver more thrilling basketball action. Your support to date has led to an 11-2 home record, the second best such mark in the WNBA. The players will be counting on your energy and passion to help them secure a playoff berth.

Thank you for all the support that you have given the Comets before and during my tenure. My experience owning this team has been a great thrill, and I will continue to sit alongside you in the stands and cheer on our team.


Hilton Koch

More on this as it develops.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

SAVE OUR COMETS has a simple goal.

To show the WNBA and any potential owners we as fans have a voice and we are willing to stand up and be counted on in the future.

We will go forward with our quest knowing there is a lot of work to be done. The on line petition has shown surprising results. WNBA fans all over the country have responded by signing up supporting our cause. The petition shows the WNBA and potential owners the desire to keep the Comets in Houston.

The response for the SAVE OUR COMETS tee shirts was great. We had 215 shirts, when asked about the price for the shirts we told everyone that they were free but we would accept donations. We collected about a third of the cost. All the shirts are gone.

Sharing information will be important for our group; will you be willing to help? We would like to add your emails address to our correspondence list. Do you have any objections to being added?

We are asking everyone to get involved, all comments and suggestions are appreciated.


Online petition is at :
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