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Ultimate bosses

Guys-in-charge worthy of recognition

Updated: June 16, 2011, 8:04 AM ET
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine

Not every franchise owner sucks. In ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings 2011, these five scored the best in honesty, commitment to their communities and loyalty to core players.

1. Mike Ilitch, Red Wings Ilitch also owns the Tigers, who finished 16th overall in fan voting.

2. Peter Holt, Spurs

3. Dan Rooney, Steelers

4. Mario Lemieux, Penguins Lemieux, who rescued the Penguins from bankruptcy in 1999, is the only big-league athlete ever ...

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