Commissioner David Stern says the NBA is abutting to finalizing a accord to accumulate the Hornets in New Orleans with a actual favorable lease, important basic improvements, acute tax allowances and a new television deal.
Stern fabricated the comments Wednesday night afore Utah’s adjoin Phoenix. He is in Salt Lake City for a bologna that in allotment will account backward Jazz buyer Larry H. Miller.
Stern prefaced his comments by cogent a joke, adage ”soon” if asked about the Hornets’ deal.
But he said the alliance was in acute negotiations with three groups. He was hopeful he could acquaint aggregation owners at a affair next anniversary that the accord was done, abutting or that he was on the border of a deal.