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Updated Jan 31, 2013 - 9:04 am

Coyotes dealing with latest ownership twist

Phoenix Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett, right, talks with Alex Bolduc during an NHL hockey practice, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The latest twist in the multi-year soap opera that's become the Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation popped up Wednesday afternoon.

A report surfaced that former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison and his investment group didn't have the capital to close a $308 million arena deal with the city of Glendale by the Thursday 11:59 p.m. deadline.

The sad reality of the latest prospective ownership news has been taken in stride by the players and coaches, who suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night at Jobing.com Arena. Quite frankly, they're used to it.

"No, it's status quo for us," head coach Dave Tippett said following the loss. "I think this is not a surprise to anybody around here. It is what it is, and we'll deal with it like we've dealt with it for the the last three years...the last three-and-a-half years."

The NHL bought the Coyotes in 2009 after Jerry Moyes entered the team into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Despite the lack of an owner, the Coyotes have been a playoff team for the last three seasons and advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history last year.

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School: Arizona State University

When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: October 2011

Favorite sports memory: Watching Cardinals win NFC Championship over Philly in January 2009 with my Dad...ASU wins 1987 Rose Bowl...Suns defeat Lakers in 1990 NBA Playoffs...2001 World Series

Favorite all-time athletes: Don Mattingly, Jeff Hornacek, Walter Davis, Anquan Boldin

Favorite sports movies: Friday Night Lights, The Natural, Hoosiers

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