Abe Pollin, Washington Wizards Owner, Dies at 85

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Washington Wizards owner and former owner of both the Capitals and Mystics Abe Pollin has passed away at age 85.

Pollin owned Washington Sports & Entertainment, the company that owns both the Wizards and the Verizon Center, making him in large part responsible for the revitalization of Chinatown. He was the longest-tenured owner in the NBA, and brought NHL to DC.

He graduated from George Washington University in 1945, started his own construction business in 1957 with his wife Irene.  His presence in the DC community will be missed but his contributions to DC sports remain.

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