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Cuban: No plans to reenter Cubs mix

6/19/2009 - Chicago Cubs

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he has no plans to become a candidate again to own the Chicago Cubs, despite reports that the bidding has been reopened.

"No plans to get back in the mix," Cuban wrote to ESPNChicago.com.

Cuban once was a candidate before the Ricketts family won exclusive bidding rights. But the exclusivity period with the Ricketts family has expired.

ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine quoted a source saying Sam Zell has reopened negotiations with a group out of New York led by Marc Utay, who is a former North Suburban Chicago resident, and Leo Hindery.

Utay's group had been one of the three finalists.