In a Tuesday morning appearance on KFNS in St. Louis, I prefaced all comments regarding the ability of Stan Kroenke to purchase the 60 percent of the Rams that he doesn’t currently own by pointing out the reality that really, really rich guys didn’t acquire that financial condition via accident or stupidity. Kroenke wouldn’t be making the move to match the offer made by Shahid Khan unless Kroenke had a plan for dealing with the league’s cross-ownership rules, as applied to the NBA and NHL teams Kroenke owns in Denver.
According to FOX 2 in St. Louis, Kroenke is prepared to transfer ownership of the Colorado Avalanche and the Denver Nuggets to another member of his family.
It’s unclear whether the league would permit the rule to be circumvented so easily. So we’ve asked the question, and if/when we get an answer we’ll pass it along.