In the NBA, like any professional sports league, there are good owners and bad owners. The good ones usually succeed because they hire intelligent people to make the basketball decisions. Bad owners usually meddle in affairs that they know nothing about.
Terrible decisions usually result.
Then there is the issue of profit. Make no mistake, the ultimate goal of every owner is to make money—not win games. However, the best owners realize that the best way to make wads of cash is to put a winning product on the court.
Jerry Buss and Mark Cuban come to mind. They get it. They aren't afraid to spend a little money to build a winner.
Not every owner went to the Buss/Cuban school of NBA ownership, though. Here are six teams whose owners simply must go.