You never get a second chance to sell your first tickets. How you price them, and how fans feel about transaction with the team, are absolutely vital.

Once you announce you're moving the team, you give up your key piece of leverage. When they moved, a new stadium deal was expected to take a matter of months. It took eight years.

Sometimes deadlines help and sometimes they don't make much of a difference. They rarely hurt, unless they are arbitrary or excessively short. But if you are working in good faith and the deadlines can be extended if progress is being made, they work well.

It's not the people, ... It's not the individuals who show up at the game and buy the tickets. The people are great. It's the business, or lack of, that's the primary factor. For whatever reason, the area simply does not have many strong and large businesses.

Because of the clock, the three-quarters of us who live in eastern and central time zone don't get to see those clubs as much, don't get to see the highlights on Sports Center. For a nightly league that is largely dependent on national television revenue, that's a big issue.

That myth has been broken long ago, ... Everyone who follows the Olympics knows commercialism and corporate sponsorship is as much a part of the Olympics at this point as athletic competition. It is simply aesthetics, it is simply a veneer.

They are a cash machine. They print money, ... While there is no revenue pressure, they'll try to keep certain things pristine.

But everything else will be fair game.

I say that from some personal knowledge and from the historical perspective of nothing happening in South Florida to get a stadium deal done.