January 31, 2013
Late last evening local media began reporting that Greg Jamison, the latest potential buyer for the Phoenix Coyotes was unable to complete the purchase of the team by the January 31st deadline set by the City of Glendale. This is just the latest in what has to be the longest running soap opera in professional sports. Even before the announcement Glendale elected officials were posturing to make sure everyone knew that their patience had run out and the likelihood of arena concessions were dimming by the moment. Ownership woes have been a part of this franchise for the past three years after former owner Jerry Moyes put the team in bankruptcy. The past three seasons the NHL has owned the team with the City of Glendale paying the league to keep the team afloat while a new owner could be found.
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