Philadelphia: A person familiar with the deal says the sale of the Philadelphia 76ers has been approved by the NBA Board of Governors.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the sale has not yet closed. That could happen early next week.
The sale was approved by the board this week, paving the way for New York-based leveraged buyout specialist Joshua Harris to take control of the franchise. It ends Comcast-Spectacor's 15-year run of ownership that included a trip to the NBA finals.