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Topic - Jac Sperling
The NBA's appointed governor of the Hornets stood in one of New Orleans' historic homes near City Park, in a room where large wood-framed windows were adorned with luxurious curtains long enough to touch the hardwood floors.
The man picked by the NBA to oversee the Hornets after the league's takeover of the franchise said Tuesday his assignment is to make the club more attractive to a buyer who would keep the team in New Orleans.
NBA Commissioner David Stern confirmed on Monday that the league is proceeding with its plan to buy the New Orleans Hornets from majority owner George Shinn and minority owner Gary Chouest.
Jac Sperling, who was appointed by Stern to oversee the club while it is owned by the league, said in a meeting with reporters that the governor and team "have a high degree of confidence" that both steps necessary for the lease to take effect will be completed.
"We wouldn't be sitting here today having this conversation if we didn't have that confidence," Sperling said, adding that an announcement on a new owner is probably "weeks away."