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WNBA President expects Liberty to stay in New York

November 30, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA President Lisa Borders says she expects the Liberty to stay in New York.

Borders tells the Associated Press in an interview that “there is a significant interest in the team. We will have a team in New York.”

The league’s president referred discussion of potential suitors to the Liberty, who declined comment, referring back to their statement earlier this month when the sale was first announced.

A person familiar with the negotiations told the AP that several potential ownership groups are in discussions with the Liberty. The groups are preparing bids and have agreed to non-disclosure agreements as part of the bidding process. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no public comments were authorized.

The Madison Square Garden Company earlier this month announced it plans to sell the Liberty, one of the WNBA’s original teams. MSG chairman James Dolan is the final original owner of a franchise dating back to the league’s beginning in 1997.

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