CHICAGO (AP) – Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is a frequent visitor to Wrigley Field and has made it clear he’s interested in purchasing the Cubs.

There’s been little movement on that front, though.

“Nothing’s changed. Right now we’re waiting for the (economic) reports to come out in January,” Cuban said before Monday’s game between the Mavericks and Bulls.

Tribune Co. put the Cubs on the market last season, but the process has moved slowly. Many don’t expect a sale to be completed until well into 2008, and some believe baseball owners may not let Cuban into their club.

Cuban shrugged that off, saying, “I don’t do things just for the sake of doing them. It’s a passion project, it makes great business sense for me, there’s a lot of leverage there. There’s so many business applications, so many technology applications I can do in Chicago. There’s a lot of opportunities.”


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