Wizards owner Pollin dies at 85

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 7:10pm

Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin has died. He was 85.

His death was announced by his company, Washington Sports & Entertainment. He died Tuesday but no details were disclosed.

Pollin, the NBA's longest-tenured owner, suffered from a rare brain disorder that impairs movement and balance. He had heart bypass surgery in 2005.

Pollin tried to run his pro sports teams like a family business.