WNBA's San Antonio Stars moving to Vegas

WNBA's San Antonio Stars moving to Vegas

Without specifying the potential Las Vegas buyer, Spurs Sports & Entertainment sent out a message to fans on Twitter,?offering its "deepest gratitude" to team employees and fans while saying the organization and the WNBA have been in negotiations with a buyer to purchase and relocate the Stars.

Peter Holt, the owner of the WNBA's San Antonio Stars, has reportedly agreed on a deal with a buyer that has plans to relocate the franchise to Las Vegas, according to a Thursday evening report from Michael C. Wright of ESPN. "The sides expect the deal, which has been in the works for some time, to be OK'd because the team will be moved to Las Vegas", the report read.

"This was an extremely difficult decision as all of us at SS&E are proud of what the Stars have accomplished on the court and in the San Antonio community", a team statement said.

Earlier this year, Spurs Sports and Entertainment submitted an application for expansion by Major League Soccer.

We wanted to share the following information regarding our WNBA San Antonio Stars.

The Stars franchise was one of the original eight in the WNBA but was initially located in Utah and called the Starzz.

The final approval will have to come from the NBA and WNBA board of governors.

San Antonio was 16-18 that year; the Stars' last winning record came in 2012, when they were 21-13. After finishing with the league's worst record again this season, they have the best odds to land the top pick again in the upcoming WNBA draft lottery.

The NBA may eventually put a team in Las Vegas, as the stigma attached to having teams and pro athletes call the gambling capital of the world home is slowly being removed.