National Hockey League (NHL) commissioner Gary Bettman shot down claims of an NHL team potentially moving to Seattle. (REUTERS)
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has no interest in relocating a team to Seattle, following news of the NBA's Sacramento Kings potential move there, the Phoenix Business Journal reported.
Bettman made the comments following a unanimous vote to approve the new CBA with the players.
Some of the same ownership that has been pursuing the Kings has also been interested in a hockey team, according to the report.
The league is still trying to finalize a deal with prospective Phoenix Coyotes buyer Greg Jamison, who has until the end of the month to buy the franchise and finalize a $308 million, 20-year arena deal with the city of Glendale, his spokesman told the paper.
The former San Jose Sharks CEO's name first surfaced as a potential Coyotes owner in August 2011.