AP Source: Philadelphia 76ers sale is approved

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This past season, the Sixers won 41 games and stretched the Miami Heat to a five-game playoff series in Doug Collins’ first season as coach.

Harris didn’t return an interview request through Apollo on Friday. Coach Doug Collins said recently he had not met his new boss.

“I think they want to feel that they own the team before they get front and center,” Collins said. “They’ve been very adamant in the fact that they want to keep a very low profile until they own the team.”

Before the lockout, the Sixers would have had about $55 million in payroll committed to next season, led by Elton Brand’s $17 million and Andre Iguodala’s $13.5 million. The Sixers spent the summer in trade talks involving Iguodala _ plans that have been put on hold because of the lockout.

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