- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 7, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers could be for sale.

Comcast-Spectacor and chairman Ed Snider have owned the Sixers since 1996, but an executive confirms Tuesday there are ongoing discussions about the future of the team.

The statement from Comcast-Spectacor chief operating officer Peter Luukko came in response to a report on ESPN.com that the Sixers are in talks to sell the team to a group led by New York-based leveraged buyout specialist Joshua Harris.

Luukko’s statement doesn’t mention a possible sale, only “discussions about the future of the team” that are confidential.

ESPN.com, citing unidentified sources, reports another investor included in the deal is former NBA player agent and Sacramento Kings executive Jason Levien.

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