Thrashers president Don Waddell said Thursday that talks continue with three entities interested in purchasing the team and keeping the franchise in Atlanta. Waddell said talks have primarily been with two entities but that he did not want to eliminate the third yet.
Waddell said that the entities interest is in the purchase of the Thrashers and not to become additional investors in the Atlanta Spirit, which also owns the Hawks and Philips Arena. Waddell has been dealing directly with three entities, two groups and one individual. Two of the entities are from Atlanta.
“There is not much new to report, but talks continue,” Waddell said.
Two other groups have also expressed interest in purchasing the Thrashers, Hawks and Philips Arena from the Atlanta Spirit. One had meetings with officials from the NBA and the NHL. Despite their interest, Waddell said he has no direct dealings with a group interested in purchasing all three properties.
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