From our vantage point, the business agreement is done. All that remains is for the sports authority to secure the support of key community leaders, which they have assured us they can do. It's time to let the people decide.

It's important to get something done quickly. I think everybody agrees with that.

We stand ready to honor the bargain we struck with the sports authority, and we hope and expect that the sports authority will do the same.

The Rockets and Comets are part of Houston. They belong in Houston, and this agreement will keep them in Houston if community leaders and ultimately the voters approve it.