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NBA completes purchase of Hornets

Updated: December 20, 2010, 6:02 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- The NBA has completed its purchase of the New Orleans Hornets.

The league announced Monday that its board of governors has given its anticipated approval of the purchase.

NBA Commissioner David Stern announced Dec. 6 that the NBA intended to buy the Hornets from majority owner George Shinn and minority owner Gary Chouest.

Shinn had been trying to sell the club to Chouest since last spring but negotiations had stalled.

Stern says the franchise is worth about ...

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