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Shock ownership changes hands

Back with more on the sale of the Spokane Shock to an ownership group led by Seattle businessman Nader Naini. Here's my updated article.

The obvious question on the minds of many Shock followers is whether the team will stay in Spokane. I asked that question to Naini, former owner Brady Nelson, public facilities director Kevin Twohig and several others close to the team and the responses were nearly identical that the new owners have no intention of moving the team.

One more note: Veteran general manager Ryan Rigmaiden is no longer serving in that capacity. He is now a consultant and is helping assemble the roster, but he has taken a job as director of U.S. scouting for the CFL B.C. Lions. Rigmaiden, who joined the Shock front office in the franchise's first season, will be at Shock training camp next month. Head coach Andy Olson, along with former P.R. director Ryan Eucker have assumed more of Rigmaiden's duties.


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Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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