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Yakama Nation leaders keep basketball team alive

The new leaders of the Yakama Nation of Washington voted to keep its minor league basketball team alive, at least for the coming season.

The purchase of the Sun Kings spurred a backlash within the tribe. A handful of officials were ousted in a recall and some wanted to get out of the deal entirely.

Newly elected leaders decided not to go that route and will support the team through the end of spring. The tribe had paid $500,000.

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Yakamas commit to Sun Kings' season (The Yakimi Herald-Repubic 8/19)
CBA Sun Kings to remain in Yakima (AP 8/19)

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