Ex-Sixers Owners Sued Over $2M Finder's Fee

Two West Coast sports executives have sued Comcast-Spectacor seeking a $2 million finder's fee over the October sale of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

    Two West Coast sports executives have sued Comcast-Spectacor seeking a $2 million finder's fee over the October sale of the Philadelphia 76ers.
     
    Plaintiffs Robert Whitsitt and Thomas Shine say they introduced investor Jason Levien to Comcast-Spectacor chairman Edward Snider. They say they were promised $2 million if they found a purchaser and met other conditions.

      Levien, a former Sacramento Kings executive, is one of many new investors in the team, including Hollywood power couple Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.
     
    Whitsitt is the former president of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers. Shine is a Reebok International executive.
     
    Comcast-Spectacor spokesman Ike Richman says the company will vigorously defend the suit.
     
    The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported Wednesday on the lawsuit, which was filed a day earlier in federal court in Philadelphia.