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SoftBank’s Son: ‘Big Mouth’ Ergen Wrong Fit for Sprint

SoftBank Corp. President Masayoshi Son lashed out at fellow billionaire Charlie Ergen, saying he doesn’t have the expertise to run Sprint Nextel Corp., the U.S. mobile-phone company both men are trying to take over.

Ergen, the chairman of Dish Network Corp., doesn’t have a wireless background, making him a poor fit to run Sprint, Son said yesterday in an event in Tokyo. He questioned the wisdom of Ergen’s strategy to combine Sprint with a satellite-television company instead of another mobile-phone carrier like his own.