A good look at how things really went down on the Thrashers sale: â€œWe had 20-some groups that we were in contact with. Probably three that were fully vetted legitimate buyers that could afford to buy it,â€ he said. â€œWe were down the path with one, way down the road, I actually thought it was going to happen. At the last moment, a couple things happened and it fell apart. â€œWe had a lot of phone calls and a lot of meetings, but at truly there (were) about three potential buyers at the end.â€ On top of this, Waddell says he's still employed at Atlanta Spirit to try and sell the Hawks. http://www.examiner.com/atlanta-thr...ashers-sale?fb_comment=34964191#ixzz1QzTgd1PX Very happy for Winnipeg, but this didn't have to happen this way. Now Atlanta Spirit has no NHL and probably no NBA next year.