Seattle's NBA hopes take hit

Updated: May 30, 2014, 12:15 PM ET
By Brian Windhorst | ESPN.com

The $2 billion agreement between the Sterling family trust and Seattle-based former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer for the Los Angeles Clippers has dealt a significant blow to Seattle's long-running hopes to reacquire an NBA team.

Just last month, Ballmer and partner Chris Hansen made a preliminary aggressive bid to buy the Milwaukee Bucks and move them to Seattle, offering in excess of $650 million, sources told ESPN.com. With an expected relocation fee, the price to turn ...

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