It was the "right" time for him to sell. His 5 year tax break was up, thus profits would go down. He took out a heck of a lot more than he put in...he managed the Reds as purely a business venture. That's not necessarly a bad thing, but that should be his legacy as an owner.
On a side-the last 2 owners we've had infer the team was this close to moving. This creates a good amount of good will from the public. Surely the new guy won't infer this....right?