Nashville Predators on verge of being sold to form Gov.  Bill Haslam

Nashville Predators on verge of being sold to form Gov. Bill Haslam

The Nashville Predators might be in line for some changes up top.

The franchise is nearing a deal to reach an agreement to sell the franchise to form Tennessee governor Bill Haslam. Haslam is expected to become majority owner over an unspecified period of time, according to a report from Sportico.

The construct of the franchise, which the team’s website lists as having 17 owners, is not expected to change.

The Tennessean independently confirmed the Sportico report late Thursday night.

Haslam has a net worth of more than $2 billion, according to Forbes.

When reached by the Tennessean on Thursday night, the Predators said the franchise had no comment at this time.

Sportico.com values ​​the franchise at $680 million.

The team’s current ownership group bought the franchise for $175 million in 2007, when the team came close to moving from the city to Hamilton, Ontario, eight years after the team entered the league as an expansion franchise.

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