NBA owners unanimously approved Bruce Ratner's group as the new owners of the Nets, despite the problems Ratner had putting together all the money proposed in the original bid. The deal is likely to be finalized next week.
- NBA Approves Sale of Nets - NBA
- NBA Owners approve sale of Nets to Ratner - T.J. Quinn and Michael O'Keeffe - New York Daily News
- NBA Board of Governors approves Nets sale - Tom Canavan - AP
- NBA okays Ratner's purchase of Nets - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger
- NBA approves sale of Nets to Brooklyn group - John Brennan - Bergen Record