David Booth, the owner of the original basketball rules, points to James Naismith's signature. (Photo by Christina Medina/KSHB)
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KANSAS CITY, Missouri - (AP) - The University of Kansas benefactor who purchased James Naismith's original rules of basketball says efforts are under way to find a place to house them.
David Booth told the Lawrence Journal-World the permanent home could take the form of an addition to Allen Fieldhouse, near the existing Booth Family Hall of Athletics.
Booth bought the rules, penned in 1891, for $4.3 million intending to have them permanently displayed at the university.
Booth says the nonprofit group that promotes Jayhawk sports, Kansas Athletics Inc., is working with an architectural firm on a concept. An official with Kansas Athletics provided no details.
Booth says keeping costs as low as possible is a factor in the consideration.
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