With yesterday's deadline for Greg Jamison to buy the Coyotes under the lease deal he negotiated with Glendale having past, on Friday a number of interested parties issues statements on the situation.
NHL Deputy Commisioner Bill Daly
"We remain hopeful the Coyotes sale process will be resolved successfully and we will continue to work with the City of Glendale to move the process forward."
Phoenix Coyotes President & CEO Mike Nealy
"Today, we were informed by the National Hockey League that Mr. Jamison was unable to close on his purchase of the Coyotes. Mr. Jamison will continue to work with the NHL and the City of Glendale to close a deal that will keep the Coyotes in the Valley. Although there is no set timetable, hopefully it will be soon. The Coyotes will continue to be owned by the NHL and nothing changes for our organization. We will work hard on and off the ice to provide our fans with a winning team that they can be proud of. We would like to thank all of our great fans and corporate partners for their incredible patience and loyalty throughout this process. We know it's been difficult and we appreciate their support."
We will update this post when/if more relevant parties issue statements on the ownership matter today.