Lewis Katz, a parking, billboard and sports mogul who through the years owned the New Jersey Nets basketball team, New Jersey Devils hockey team and, most recently, the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, has died. He was 72.
Ed O’Bannon, a former college basketball player suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association in a bid to let student-athletes share in $800 million in annual broadcast revenue, said even Little League players should be paid if their games are televised.
This week’s notable deaths included a former owner of New Jersey sports teams who recently bought the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper; an ex-New York Yankees coach who spent 60 years in Major League Baseball; and a leading black investment banker on Wall Street. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.