Tilman Fertitta: Looking forward to owning Houston Rockets 'forever'

HOUSTONNews became official Friday that the board approved Tilman Fertitta taking over ownership of the Houston Rockets. 

STORY: Tilman Fertitta unanimously approved by NBA owners to purchase Houston Rockets

KPRC 2 caught up Fertitta Saturday and he said he's plans on owning the Rockets for a long time.

“The Rockets have been under great ownership for the past 24 years, but my family and I are looking forward to having them forever,” he said.

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Fertitta is buying the team from Leslie Alexander for a record $2.2 billion, according to reports.

Fertitta was a former limited partner of Charlie Thomas when he owned the team back in the early 1980s.

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