LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis announced an agreement has been made for him to purchase the Las Vegas Aces WNBA team.
Thursday, Davis said in a quote that he has entered into an agreement to buy the Aces from MGM Resorts International.
“I am excited to announce that I have entered into an agreement to purchase the Las Vegas franchise in the WNBA from MGM Resorts International. I will have more to say once I receive official approval from the WNBA Board of Governors and have had a chance to speak with the players, coaches and administrators of the team," Davis said.
MGM Resorts confirmed the company has entered into that agreement to sell the Las Vegas WNBA franchise to Davis and awaiting approval from the WNBA Board of Governors.
“We can confirm we have entered into an agreement to sell the Las Vegas Aces to Mark Davis and are awaiting approval from the WNBA Board of Governors. Mark is a longtime champion of women’s basketball and we believe he is the right person to lead the Aces into a new era. We will continue our enthusiastic support of the WNBA, NBA and basketball in Las Vegas," said George Kliavkoff, president of entertainment and sports for MGM Resorts International.
Just last season, Aces' A'ja Wilson earned the WNBA Most Valuable Player honors and led the team to an 18-4 record and the top seed in the league's playoffs.
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