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NBA Commissioner: Benson's death leaves enormous void

Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his wife, Gayle. (FOX 8) Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his wife, Gayle. (FOX 8)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released a statement regarding the passing of New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson.

Benson passed away Thursday at the age of 90.

Silver said: 

“The NBA family mourns the loss of New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson.  Big-hearted and gracious, Tom topped off a distinguished business and sports career by acquiring the Pelicans in 2012.  During his tenure, he hosted two highly-successful All-Star Games, rebranded the franchise and installed a first-class organization.  He was a dear friend to me and so many others in the sports world, and the loss of his authentic and unique presence will leave an enormous void.  We send our heartfelt condolences to Gayle, their family, the Pelicans and Saints, and his countless friends.”     

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