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Rollins said his group is cautiously seeking “adequate data” on the team’s finances.

“The only issue now is getting correct numbers because we’ve gotten like five different sets of figures,” Rollins said, adding the investment group’s “CEO wants the numbers certified.”

He has said he would be interested in remaining part of a new ownership group.

Gearon and Bruce Levenson are the lead owners in the ownership group after the two bought out Boston-based Steve Belkin’s 30-percent share late last year.

When asked if he is optimistic a local buyer for the Thrashers can be found, Bettman said “I’m hopeful.”