Joseph Tsai plans to buy the remainder of the Brooklyn Nets from Mikhail Prokhorov and become sole owner of the NBA franchise, according to reports.
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When Tsai purchased 49 per cent of the team last year for $1 billion, he locked in the right to buy the remaining 51 per cent before the 2021-22 season for $1.35 billion, according to the New York Post.
The combined $2.35 billion transaction would be the highest price ever paid for a sports franchise in the United States.
David Tepper paid $2.2 billion for the NFL's Carolina Panthers last year, the same amount Tilman Fertitta spent for the NBA's Houston Rockets in 2017.
Tsai, 55, is the co-founder of the Chinese shopping website Alibaba. He also owns the WNBA's New York Liberty.
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The Post said the deal will be announced this week. The Nets declined to comment on the story.