New Orleans Hornets Sold to Saints Owner Tom Benson

New Orleans Hornets Sold to Saints Owner Tom Benson
Tom Benson now owns 2 New Orleans franchises.

NEW YORK - There is a cloud to the silver lining of the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal after all.

USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgit reports from New York Tom Benson will be the sole owner of the NBA's New Orleans Hornets, buying the team for $338 million, after getting approval at the NBA's Board of Governors meeting today.

The league has been operating the financially troubled franchise since 2010.

USA Today report contributed to this post.

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