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Tom Glavine has interest in buying Thrashers

By Charles Odum
AP Sports Writer / April 21, 2011

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ATLANTA—Former Braves pitcher Tom Glavine says he would like to be part of an ownership group that keeps the NHL Thrashers in Atlanta.

Glavine told an Atlanta radio station on Thursday he hopes to organize an ownership group.

He told 790 The Zone that he's "trying on my end" but that he makes "no promises."

Bruce Levenson, one of the lead owners seeking to sell the Thrashers, says Glavine has expressed preliminary interest in the team.

Glavine did not return messages to The Associated Press on Thursday.

Glavine played high school hockey and baseball in Concord, Mass., and was drafted in both sports before winning 305 games with the Braves and New York Mets. He has been a Thrashers season-ticket holder and coaches his son's youth hockey team.

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