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NEWORLEANS-- Just ahead of the NBA Draft where New Orleans will pick first, the Hornets are one step closer to officially securing local ownership.

According to the NBA, the NBA Board of Governors approved sale of the New Orleans Hornets to Tom Benson Wednesday, and the transaction is expected to close this week.

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