Chris Vivlamore’s article that he mentioned in his earlier tweet has been published on the AJC’s website.
It’s not a done deal yet, and the TNSE haven’t commented on it, but the situation is fairly bleak. Owner Bruce Levenson also will not comment, telling Vivlamore:
“I have never confirmed nor denied specific parties we have been talking to in regards to a possible sale of the Thrashers,” Atlanta Spirit co-owner Bruce Levenson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday.
Again, this is Mr. Unnamed Source, who has been a very busy bee, is leaking information again. Considering that Chris Vivlamore’s reporting on it, the chances that this is a high schooler from Manitoba again is slim.
In order to move by the start of next season, the Board of Governors must vote to approve the sale and the move of the franchise. If not, a move will have to wait until the 2012-2013 season, prolonging the drama that much more.
Vivlamore mentions that the Thrashers have been looking for a buyer for several years; in actuality, the legal problems of the ownership group made it impossible for them to sell the team before December, 2010. Six months.
Phoenix is going on two years, in comparison.