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Yakama Nation buys minor league basketball team

The Yakama Nation of Washington announced the purchase of the minor league Yakima Sun Kings basketball team on Thursday.

The tribe plans to rename the team the Yakama Sun Kings. The purchase was called a part of the tribe's economic diversification effort.

The team, about to enter its 15th season in the Continental Basketball Association, has won three championships, according to the Associated Press.

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Yakamas buy professional basketball team (AP 6/23)
Official word due today on Sun Kings (The Yakima Herald-Republic 6/23)

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