Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/1/14

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a press conference before Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Detroit Red Wings and the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Phoenix Coyotes' long wait for an owner might finally be over. Glendale's City Council approved a 20-year lease agreement for Jobing.com Arena on Friday, clearing the last major hurdle in the sale of the Coyotes to a group led by former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison. The council ratified the 20-year, nearly $325 million agreement by a 4-2 vote after a sometimes-contentious six-hour meeting attended by Jamison, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. ''We've been doing this a long time,'' Bettman said. ''We believe this team, the Coyotes, can be here with a new ownership in place and should be here.'' Approval of the lease agreement should clear the way for Jamison's group to buy the team, ending a three-year odyssey that's included bankruptcy, failed deals with other prospective owners and the team playing under financial restraints while being operated by the league. Jamison still needs to work out a final deal with the NHL and gain approval fro...
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