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July 11th, 2017

Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan Group Close To Buying Miami Marlins

Justin Jett @JustinJett_
Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter (Noam Galai/Getty Images North America)

Former greats of any of America’s professional sports leagues seem to stick around sports in some capacity. According to Josh Kosman, Ken Davidoff and Claire Atkinson of the New York Post, a group that includes Michael Jordan and Derek Jordan are continuing that trend by being close to buying the Miami Marlins

While the situation was extremely fluid, Jeter’s group, which includes deep-pocketed Naples, Fla., money manager Bruce Sherman, is now seen as the leading contender to buy the money-losing franchise from New York art dealer Jeffrey Loria, sources close to the talks said.

No sales agreement has yet been presented to MLB for approval, a source said.

Interestingly, NBA great Michael Jordan is among a group of about 15 investors in the Jeter camp, sources said — although the ex-hoopster is said to be kicking in very little cash.

Michael Jordan already owns the Charlotte Hornets while Derek Jeter created the extremely popular “Players Tribune” but it looks like they will be involved even deeper in a sport very soon. 

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