Disney Executive Interested In Purchasing Suns

Disney executive chairman Bob Iger has an interest in purchasing the Suns should they become available, according to Matthew Belloni of Puck, via RealGM.Footprint Center Suns

While the Suns are not for sale, the NBA has launched an investigation of employee misconduct into current owner Robert Sarver, following an ESPN report in early November.

The progress of that investigation has not been revealed, though many around the NBA have told Hoops Wire they believe Sarver will retain majority ownership.

Still, the interest from Iger apparently is there.

“Iger has told at least a couple friends that he’d love to front a bid for the Phoenix Suns if the hoops team were to become available, which it just might in the next couple months,” Belloni wrote.

Should the Suns become available, it wouldn’t be cheap. Belloni relayed the price tag would be about $2 billion.

But as Belloni also noted, Iger is close with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, given Disney’s ABC/ESPN partnership with the league. As an aside, Iger is leaving his post at Disney in a couple months.

The Suns (18-3) are the defending Western Conference champion and made their first Finals appearance since 1994 last season.

They are currently riding a 17-game winning streak, tied for the longest in franchise history Dec. 29-Jan 29, 2008). They can break it Thursday at home vs. the Pistons.

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