The Milwaukee Bucks won't be leaving town anytime soon. Longtime owner Herb Kohl has agreed to sell his majority stake in the franchise to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Still pending league approval, the deal is worth $550 million and sees the team's first ownership transition in 29 years.

Kohl, a Milwaukee native, purchased the Bucks in 1985 from Jim Fitzgerald for $18 million and has worked to keep the team in the city ever since. Making sure the team stays in Milwaukee was reportedly one of the major conditions of the sale. Kohl is also a former U.S. Senator who represented Wisconsin from 1989 to 2013 before deciding not to seek re-election two years ago.

Now 79 years old, Kohl's sale of the Bucks also comes as the NBA puts pressure on the team and city to build a new arena. With the league openly criticizing the Bucks' current building, BMO Bradley Harris Center, it's likely that a new arena will be part of any deal keeping the them in Milwaukee.