Jim Lites

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Nine Bucks? Lites and Gaglardi Drop Dallas Stars Ticket Prices to Reunion Arena Levels.

    Dallas StarsTom Gaglardi, at center, is new to town. He's trying to make a good impression. Jim Lites, at right, is helping him do that.​Dallas Stars President Jim Lites says: No, this was not his idea. He wants to be clear about that. Interim team president Tony Tavares was already working on a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Mike Modano Hints at a Return to the Dallas Stars. In the Front Office, Of Course.

    ​Almost two months ago to the day, Mike Modano retired from the National Hockey League as a Dallas Star, after a single ill-fated, injury-shortened season with the Detroit Red Wings. So, then: What now? For the longest time he's made no secret of his desire to move into the front office; he told U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    At Long Last, It's Official: Dallas Stars Have New Owner (Gaglardi) And Old President (Lites)

    Welcome back, Jim Lites.​As expected Tom Gaglardi was awarded ownership of the Dallas Stars in a Delaware bankruptcy court this morning; and, as expected, the Canadian has brought back the great Jim Lites, the one-time team president and CEO moved in '07 to run Hicks Sports Marketing Group, poor f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2010

    Sportatorium: Happy Birthday To ... Us!

    ​I'm like you, I didn't know if this thing would make it two weeks. But, whatdya know, all the sudden it's been two years. Seems like just yesterday we launched this lil' corner of the blogosphere. After 730 days, 1,370 items and more than 20,500 comments we've survived to our second bir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Falling Stars

    ​The Dallas Stars cleared out their lockers yesterday. They long ago vacated our minds. Once upon a time Stars games were Dallas' see-and-be-scene. The hockey team won. The bold and beautiful watched. Even as recently as two springs ago we were staying up late and digging in hard for Dallas' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    The Ryan Express is Back in Arlington

    After hemming and hawing last week about the chance to become the president of Your Texas Rangers, Nolan Ryan has accepted the gig, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram moments ago. Last week, the Hall of Famer met with Rangers officials to discuss the possibility of his replacing Jeff Cogen, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2007

    Lites Out!

    Jim Lites now gets to build soccer stadiums in England. Better than running the Stars, sounds like. The Dallas Stars Web site has the news: Jim Lites, who's been both president of the hockey club and the head of Hicks Sports Marketing Group, is moving over to HSMG. Which means that the Stars, which ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    With Friends Like These...

    CompUSA and Latin America's richest man get a $450 million lesson from a Dallas jury: Friendship and business don't mix.

  • Culture

    August 19, 1999

    Journeymen of summer

    Root, root, root for the home team -- whoever they are

  • Culture

    February 5, 1998

    Stealing home

    Tom Hicks bought a baseball team, but he'll own an empire

  • News

    July 31, 1997

    Meltdown man

    John Spano was just a dull, two-bit Dallas businessman before he tried to buy a professional hockey team. Now he's been charged with bank fraud, and his claims of wealth and business prowess are dissolving in the glare of scorching publicity.