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Stars to leave San Antonio and move to Las Vegas


UPDATE 10:45pmCT

Multiple outlets are reporting SS&E and a Las Vegas owner have come to an agreement to buy and relocate the team. An official announcement is expected soon, with reports saying the team could play at T-Mobile Arena or The Thomas and Mack Center.

Spurs Sports and Entertainment is close to selling their WNBA franchise, the San Antonio Stars, it has been confirmed.

The San Antonio Express-News reported late Thursday the sale of the franchise is “imminent” and the exact location of where the team will be confirmed at a later date.

The Stars moved to San Antonio in 2003 from Utah and were rebranded the San Antonio Silver Stars. Since their move to the Alamo City, the reached their lone WNBA Finals appearance in 2008.

The team released a statement on their social media, confirming the news.

San Antonio had seven WNBA Playoff appearances in total, but missed the postseason three out of the past four years.

Stars Hoops will have more on this story as it becomes available.

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.


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