From Phoenix Business Journal:
Several sources in Arizona familiar with the Coyotes machinations and supportive of Jamison’s bid are asking with concern why a deal hasn’t been finalized, where Jamison’s money is coming from and who his partners are.
Hanging over all of this is the fact that the $300 million Coyotes-friendly arena deal approved by the city of Glendale can’t be signed by Jamison until he buys the team.
Free agent Coyotes captain Shane Doan has given Jamison until Friday to show some significant progress or finality in buying the league-owned franchise. Otherwise, Doan will sign with another team as soon as next week, according to his agent Terry Bross. Doan has been waiting for the Coyotes’ three-year ownership saga to resolve itself.
Don't be fooled, Jamison's bid to buy the team is still happening despite the city of Glendale's best efforts to destroy itself into oblivion like the house from Poltergeist. We will see, of course, but the demands of Shane Doan will definitely not speed the process since I don't think Jamison gives two chocolate starfishes what Shane Doan wants. But, Coyotes fan are beginning to wonder what's up, as well, so it's not like Doan is just being a douche (this time).
One thing that has intrigued me, and apparently members of the media, is the identity of Jamison's "investors." When asked, he nor the NHL will disclose the parties involved. They are just people (maybe) with money. It doesn't really matter, but then again it would be nice to have some kind of transparency or clarity and a sense that someone knows what the hell they are doing in all of this mess. Sigh.....I guess we can't ask for miracles.
Anyway, I've gathered as much information available on the topic (none), so here's a list of Greg Jamison's top possible investors:
- Wayne Gretzky's brothers Brent and Keith
- Shea Weber
- Shane Doan's children – Awww you should have seen them with their little piggy banks. Too cute. It's a shame they'll have to starve.
- Bary Gettman
- Mike Tyson
- Owen Nolan – because what the hell else is he doing these days
- Matthew Hulsizer's left nut
- Dustin Brown's Screw You Fund
- Dan and Pam DeVos (hahaha terrible people)
- Pete Rose
- Totally not Pierre-Karl Péladeau, CEO of Québecor
- The Maloof brothers
- Charlie Sheen
- David Gla-hahahhah ahah haha I'm sorry I couldn't say it! hahahahaha haha haha