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pistonsfanomg
07-15-2010, 12:02 PM
Golden State Warriors owner Chris Cohan is about to make a boatload of dough. CSNBayArea is reporting that he has an offer worth $400 million on the table for his team.

That would be the second-highest price ever paid for an NBA franchise; the Phoenix Suns went for $401 million back in 2004.

The offer is from Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corp., according to the site, but Cohan would like it to be higher. He has a second bidder, too, the site reports, in Mandalay Entertainment Group chairman Peter Guber and Celtics minority owner Joe Lacob.

A deal is expected to happen soon.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/rumors/post/Warriors-selling-for-400-million-?urn=nba,256126

I think this has something to do with Las Vegas
Thank god its not my Pistons :clap:

dnewguy
07-15-2010, 12:06 PM
Should have either been the Cavs or the Clippers.

Niro
07-15-2010, 12:09 PM
no warriors are staying in the bay, either sf or oakland ;)

ellison himself said that if he cant buy the warriors he will buy another team und move them to cali (i think it was san jose)

pistonsfanomg
07-15-2010, 12:12 PM
no warriors are staying in the bay, either sf or oakland ;)

ellison himself said that if he cant buy the warriors he will buy another team und move them to cali (i think it was san jose)

oh ok by the article it sounded like they were moving to Las Vegas

I guess MOD can either delete or close the thread now but yeah anyways before it close who you think going to Las Vegas?

ShakeN'Bake
07-15-2010, 12:13 PM
Would Lacob be allowed to be part owner of two teams?

tredigs
07-15-2010, 12:14 PM
no warriors are staying in the bay, either sf or oakland ;)

ellison himself said that if he cant buy the warriors he will buy another team und move them to cali (i think it was san jose)

Well, his ideal destination has been San Francisco, so if the Warriors were moved (which I highly doubt they would be), that's probably where he'd target.

I don't see a guy with tens of billions of dollars being outbid for something he has been waiting for for quite some time, but we'll see. Everyone has their limit.

Raoul Duke
07-15-2010, 12:14 PM
Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/rumors/post/Warriors-selling-for-400-million-?urn=nba,256126

I think this has something to do with Las Vegas
Thank god its not my Pistons :clap:

You're gonna jinx us...

Niro
07-15-2010, 12:15 PM
oh ok by the article it sounded like they were moving to Las Vegas

I guess MOD can either delete or close the thread now but yeah anyways before it close who you think going to Las Vegas?

i think its either pacers,clippers or cavs

Hellcrooner
07-15-2010, 12:18 PM
i would HATE suche a traditional team to be moved or dissapeqr.

come on buy the raptors, bobcats or grizzies vegns and leavue the oldies allonw, the thunder fiasco is enough.

D1JM
07-15-2010, 12:19 PM
Perfect team to move to Vegas is the kings

king4day
07-15-2010, 12:24 PM
i would HATE suche a traditional team to be moved or dissapeqr.

come on buy the raptors, bobcats or grizzies vegns and leavue the oldies allonw, the thunder fiasco is enough.

Charlotte has gone through enough in losing the Hornets.

masalex1205
07-15-2010, 12:28 PM
i would HATE suche a traditional team to be moved or dissapeqr.

come on buy the raptors, bobcats or grizzies vegns and leavue the oldies allonw, the thunder fiasco is enough.

The Bobcats and Raptors are fine where they are

Tmath
07-15-2010, 12:29 PM
i would HATE suche a traditional team to be moved or dissapeqr.

come on buy the raptors, bobcats or grizzies vegns and leavue the oldies allonw, the thunder fiasco is enough.

Raptors won't leave toronto they are like top 8 in ticket sales.

asandhu23
07-15-2010, 12:39 PM
no way... Warriors have a fan base like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V0Hm2Sh_AU

Ellison would be stupid to move out Warriors of here. plus he lives in Woodside which happens to be on SF Peninsula

ULT WARRIOR408
07-15-2010, 12:42 PM
The Warriors are gonna stay in Bay.The Kings would move to Vegas before them.

smith&wesson
07-15-2010, 12:44 PM
i would HATE suche a traditional team to be moved or dissapeqr.

come on buy the raptors, bobcats or grizzies vegns and leavue the oldies allonw, the thunder fiasco is enough.


r u loco homie.?? the raptors are always top 10 in the league for ticket sales and sold out crowds and we havent hardly had any good teams imagine we had a contending team ?? we would be top three every year.

D1JM
07-15-2010, 12:48 PM
I think people understimAte the amount of people in the San Jose/sf/Oakland area. One of the bigger markets in the NBA.

Luke_K77bear
07-15-2010, 12:55 PM
Mandalay bay owner bought them, not Larry Ellison. He must of been outbid....???? Either way the farthest they move is from oakland to San Francisco

Randy West
07-15-2010, 01:12 PM
Why with all the Vegas stuff.........pro sports teams are not allowed in Vegas.

If they were there would have been a team there already.

Joe505
07-15-2010, 01:23 PM
Ellison doesn't own the Warriors. Nor will he own the Warriors.

Pinrod33
07-15-2010, 01:31 PM
Should have either been the Cavs or the Clippers.



Wow..... talk about kicking 'em while they're down

sf-fanatic
07-15-2010, 03:17 PM
uhh Mandalay Entertainment and Mandalay Bay are two different things and not affiliated at all. Mandalay Entertainment produces movies while Mandalay Bay is a hotel. Peter Guber, the CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, has no affiliations with Las Vegas. I think most of us are getting this confused. The Kings would be more likely to move to Vegas because of the Maloofs affiliations with Las Vegas.

Joe Lacob, who is expected to handle the primary role of ownership lives in the Bay Area too.

http://bayarea.sbnation.com/2010/7/15/1571371/warriors-sold-for-450m-to-joe

Bruno
07-15-2010, 03:19 PM
It should be the Clippers or the Kings, the Bay deserves a team.

tredigs
07-15-2010, 03:29 PM
Even if they did move (which they won't - you would have to be a fool to move a team out of the Bay Area to an unproven fanbase), this wouldn't happen for years.

I'm already pissed enough that Ellison didn't get the bid, these ****ing Vegas threads need to go, it's baseless and objectively horseshit to boot.

49GiantWarriors
07-15-2010, 03:36 PM
uhh Mandalay Entertainment and Mandalay Bay are two different things and not affiliated at all. Mandalay Entertainment produces movies while Mandalay Bay is a hotel. Peter Guber, the CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, has no affiliations with Las Vegas. I think most of us are getting this confused. The Kings would be more likely to move to Vegas because of the Maloofs affiliations with Las Vegas.

Joe Lacob, who is expected to handle the primary role of ownership lives in the Bay Area too.

http://bayarea.sbnation.com/2010/7/15/1571371/warriors-sold-for-450m-to-joe

this. mandalay bay is a hotel and mandaly entertainment is movies and stuff

td0tsfinest
07-15-2010, 03:40 PM
wasn't there a thread how Ellison bought the Warriors, so much for that.

Anyways, why is the warrior price tag so huge? Where do they rank in sales?

sf-fanatic
07-15-2010, 03:47 PM
wasn't there a thread how Ellison bought the Warriors, so much for that.

Anyways, why is the warrior price tag so huge? Where do they rank in sales?

ellison was the front runner the whole time, until peter guber offered a final bid which was 451 mil. the details are still coming out now.

i think it has to do with the fanbase. unlike baseball and football, there is only 1 basketball team in the bay area and the games constantly sell out even though we suck. also sf/san jose/oakland is a huge market for sports

tredigs
07-15-2010, 03:48 PM
wasn't there a thread how Ellison bought the Warriors, so much for that.

Anyways, why is the warrior price tag so huge? Where do they rank in sales?
They've been top 10 or so the past 5 years; as high as 6th I think.

Bay Area is a monster NBA market, and if they actually put together a winning/playoff team they would probably sell out every game. The Bay is thirsty for some success; it's amazing how incompetent ALL of its sports franchises have been for the last decade+.

But again, to the guy up their mentioning the distinction between Mandalay Entertainment and Mandalay Bay casino, that's exactly right. The new owners have no significant affiliation with Vegas to the best of my knowledge, and no person in their right mind would move the only NBA franchise IN the Bay, out of the Bay. From Oakland to SF? Sure, but nowhere else.

I would agree unfortunately that the Kings would easily be the top candidate for a move. They have horrible attendance (2nd to last this season and dead last two years ago), and the Maloof brothers are highly connected to Vegas. It makes sense.

Warriors to Vegas? Not a ****ing chance. Close this nonsense.