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Cuban Hints to CNBC: Chicago Cubs Deal Still Possible

Jaime Corsi

Since Tribune announced Monday that it will sell the Chicago Cubs as part of a $8.2 billion buyout by billionaire investor Sam Zell, speculation has run rampant about who would buy the storied baseball franchise.

One of the names that has popped up is billionaire Mark Cuban, controversial owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.

Cuban on the Cubs

Cuban previously denied a report in February that he was interested in buying the Cubs, but Wednesday night he told CNBC’s Jim Cramer that it was “too early to tell.”  Tribune plans to sell the club at the end of the current season.

Other possible bidders for the Cubs are Former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks owner, Jerry Colangelo, and Don Levin, owner of the Chicago Wolves minor hockey league team.

For more on what it would take for Cuban to buy the Cubs, see CNBC’s sports business reporter Darren Rovell’s blog: http://www.cnbc.com/id/17955027.