Josh Harris and David Blitzer appear to be interested in purchasing another professional sports team.
The cochairmen for Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment are suitors for the New York Mets, according to Variety.com. HBSE owns the 76ers, New Jersey Devils, and Crystal Palace F.C.
A Sixers spokesman declined comment.
Variety.com reported that talks remain in the early stages. Steve Greenberg at Allen & Co. has been retained by the Mets to oversee the sale process.
Hedge fund titan Steve Cohen was in negotiations to buy up to 80% percent of the Mets, who are controlled by the Wilpon family, for an estimated $2.6 billion in December. Terms of the deal allowed for the Mets to keep control of the major-league team for five years. But talks broke down after Cohen wanted to change the timetable for control.