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Honestly, nothing even compares. Nothing compares whatsoever. This is the ultimate. It's the ultimate. You're in a club of 30. Anybody can go build a boardwalk, anybody can build an aquarium, anybody can build tall buildings, but not everybody gets to own an NBA franchise. And, gosh, to get lucky to pay $2.2 billion, how lucky can I be?feedback
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Oct 11 2017 NBA
Tilman Fertitta has been quoted 62 times. The one recent article where Tilman Fertitta has been quoted is Houston Rockets' owner Tilman Fertitta gushes about owning hometown team. Most recently, Tilman Fertitta was quoted as having said, “Are there tough decisions to make? Absolutely. And does the buck stop with me when things are good and they're bad? Yes, but I rely heavily, heavily, heavily on the people that get up and do this every day.”.
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Sep 05 2017

I was doing $16 million, making $2 million a year.feedback

Sep 05 2017

I am overwhelmed with emotion to have this opportunity in my beloved city.feedback

Jun 28 2017

I would've loved for Houston to be in the Big 12. I would've been very proud. But you just knew they never had any intention. ... I don't like people who waste people's time.feedback

Jun 28 2017

What they did was extremely unprofessional. You're going to waste my time like that?feedback

May 26 2017

But if God didn't give you that gift and you want to be an entrepreneur and you want to be a business person, go get your MBA.feedback

Mar 24 2017

Borrow money when you don't need it. Don't ever worry about paying a little extra interest, because when times are tough, you'll have the money in the bank.feedback

Mar 14 2017

It's kind of funny because you make that first million, you have got that first million dollars, that's nice. You've got that first airplane, or that first yacht, but I will tell you all, I am really a competitive guy. When I made the Forbes 400 the first time, I realized, You know what, I did all right as a business guy.feedback

Mar 14 2017

I feel like I have made it. I am on the 400. That's it!feedback

Mar 08 2017

I think the reason he was elected was, We don't want the same political answers from politicians.feedback

Mar 07 2017

All these states now are doing their own mandates. Why should the city of San Francisco be able to do absolutely whatever they want to do? Do you realize, all the restaurants in San Francisco, we all have an added charge? We have a 3% or 4% or 5% add-on to the menu because they make us give all our employees full healthcare. We can't afford to do it. I feel like all states and cities should have to abide by what the federal government thinks instead of the whim of somebody that is elected for a couple of years.feedback

Mar 07 2017

He can affect a lot by appointing the right people to the National Labor Relations Board. Even though state and cities do their own mandates today, still, on a national level, whoever is running the Labor Department is going to have a huge effect.feedback

Mar 07 2017 - Obamacare

Taking so much power away from the government and putting it back in business is going to be great for American capitalism. Obamacare does not work. I have 60,000 employees. I know it does not work. Other people talk about it. I know. It's too early to tell with what he has done or is going to do has an effect on anybody yet.feedback

Mar 07 2017 - Oil

There's been so much regulation in all aspects of the government over the last eight years that to deregulate all this regulation is going to be very good for the oil business, the energy business, the restaurant business.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - Immigration

I will be honest with you, I don't think we should break up families and send people back at this point unless somebody is a criminal.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - Immigration

Anybody over here who is a law-abiding citizen who is paying taxes, we should find a way to keep them over here.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - Immigration

I just think he thinks there should be a process to make everyone an American citizen. Even though they are illegal and they are not allowed to work, they are allowed to collect food stamps in the United States government. Now, isn't that stupid? You can't work for this guy and pay taxes, but you can go and get food stamps. Now you are going to tell me we are not screwed up? I mean, that's unbelievable.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - Deportation

I don't know that Trump totally understands his immigration policy yet. I don't know that they have been blundered. I think that he spoke more rhetoric to fire up his base. But Donald Trump is a smart man and he is not going to just start deporting people. He doesn't want to deport illegal people. I think he makes that clear when you read and really listen to his speeches and what he says.feedback

Jan 06 2017

My morning routine is to get up in the morning, and I truly like to sit there for an hour and drink coffee, go through all my emails, look at all my reports from the night before, give comments, and set up my day that way.feedback

Dec 07 2016

You don't get a four-to-five time markup until you become successful.feedback

Dec 07 2016

Jed seems to think the market has valued his art at $225,000 but it wasn't the market – it was one patron several years ago. The truth is, the real market's telling him just the opposite.feedback

Nov 29 2016

It's how I do everything I do, being able to leave when I want to leave, go home when I want to go home. I could not cover near as much ground [without it].feedback

Nov 29 2016

I always had a goal to buy my first plane at 35 years old.feedback

Nov 29 2016

Success to me is anybody who does something better than somebody else.feedback

Nov 29 2016

I don't care what business it is. I have the greatest respect in the world for that guy that can take an engine apart of a car and put it back together, or the house painter that can paint a perfect line, or the cameraman who can shoot the best shot. We're all talented in our own ways – just some of us make more money than others. That's all.feedback

Nov 28 2016

There's nothing like history. I don't make mistakes today that I made many years ago, because I've already made them.feedback

Nov 23 2016

If you look at the people that are real successful today, they worked for somebody else, or they had already done it somewhere else and already made the mistakes. You don't want somebody who bounces around.feedback

Nov 23 2016

That's what makes our company unique is the longevity of the people. Of all my accomplishments, I would say that's my biggest.feedback

Nov 23 2016

Make a mistake. It's fine. Learn from it and move on.feedback

Nov 23 2016

When you get your business going, you have got to know if you are really making money or not.feedback

Nov 23 2016

It's not easy for anybody. Unless you happen to be a tech baby and you happen to go to work for the right company and you get a bunch of options and you wake up and you are worth $100 million. But I had to do it the hard way, with sticks and bricks. It's just hard. But don't give up. You are going to hit roadblocks. Man, if I got discouraged and quit, I would just be working for somebody today. Don't ever quit.feedback

Nov 23 2016

I think you are born with the business gene.feedback

Nov 23 2016

Make sure you have liquidity, even if it takes a little longer to start your business because what happens is that everybody runs out of money.feedback

Nov 23 2016

If you don't change, you will get run over. Not passed by, run over. I don't care if you totally redid a concept five years earlier. If things change, you have to change it again.feedback

Nov 23 2016

If you are a financial person, then get a sales and marketing person or an operations person. Where people make their mistake, they go get into business with their best friend.feedback

Nov 23 2016

I will never forget that $6,000 loan that I borrowed. That's where it all began.feedback

Nov 23 2016

I have been really good at growing people from within. Very few people come from the outside.feedback

Nov 23 2016

You have got to be a leader. The people working for you have got to know they are working for the best leader.feedback

Nov 22 2016

I always ask candidates two things. How many times have you been fired?' And, Do you watch your clock when it's time to go? Do you look at your phone? Do you look at your watch?feedback

Nov 22 2016

When you have to stay late, you stay late, and when you don't have to stay late, you go home.feedback

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