We are very excited to secure Joe Nieuwendyk as the general managerStars make Nieuwendyk general manager May 31, 2009
This was the only way we felt like we could move things forward in a timely fashionTexas Rangers declare bankruptcy May 24, 2010
As an owner I have to be responsible for one person in hockey operations and that is the general manager of the teamDallas Stars fire general manager Nov 13, 2007
Our bullpen was a major weakness last season and the signing of Ugueth Urbina addresses that needUgueth Urbina signs with Rangers Dec 22, 2002
I called Pudge to wish him and his family the very best and to thank him for what he has meant to this franchiseNo arbitration for Pudge Dec 08, 2002
Thomas Ollis Hicks, Sr. (born in 1946), is an American 'leveraged buyout' businessman living in Dallas, Texas. Despite Forbes Magazine estimating Hicks' wealth at USD 1 billion in 2009, Hicks was unable to pay off joint loans of circa £200 million the following year. Hicks co-founded the investment firm, Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, previously owned fifty percent of the English football club Liverpool FC, and is chairman of Hicks Holdings LLC, which owns and operates Hicks Sports Group, the company that formerly owned the Texas Rangers and currently owns the Dallas Stars and Mesquite Championship Rodeo.
The son of a Texas radio station owner John Hicks, Hicks was born in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1964. Hicks is a brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon, received his Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Texas in 1968, and received his MBA from the University of Southern California in 1970.
Hicks became interested in leveraged buyouts as a member of First National Bank of Austin's venture capital group. Hicks and Robert Haas formed Hicks & Haas in 1984. The next year that firm bought Hicks Communications, a radio outfit run by Hicks' brother Steven – the first of several media companies bought or created by the buyout firm that involved Steven (Capstar, Chancellor, and AMFM).