By Dave Begel Contributing Writer Published May 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM Photography: David Bernacchi

The sale of the Milwaukee Bucks from Herb Kohl to two New York hedge fund managers is now only a few small steps from completion after a committee of the NBA Board of Governors approves the transfer today.

According to a source with knowledge of the timeline, the official closing of the deal to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry for $550 million is scheduled for Friday, however.

Edens and Lasry will take control of the team before next Tuesday’s NBA Draft lottery in which the Bucks have the best chance to get the first draft pick.

It’s expected that the next steps will be the decisions current Bucks’ personnel and the continuing activity to find ways to build a new arena. Both Edens and Lasry are expected to take an active role in those discussions.

Dave Begel Contributing Writer

With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

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