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Joseph Tsai to buy rest of Brooklyn Nets for record $2.35B

Meet the new owner of the Brooklyn Nets. Joseph Tsai, the billionaire co-founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, is close to signing a deal to buy the 51% of the Brooklyn Nets he does not already own from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, sources told The Post. The deal is expected to be announced this week, sources said. The $2.35 billion transaction would mark the highest price ever paid for a sports franchise — beating hedge fund owner David Tepper’s $2.2 billion acquisition last year of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and Tilman Fertitta’s $2.2 billion purchase of the NBA’s Houston Rockets in 2017. Tsai already owns 49% of the team, which he bought for $1 billion last year. At that time, the 55-year-old businessman locked ...
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