Golden State Warriors Are Sold, But Not To Highest Bidder Ellison

July 15th, 2010 by Pacifica Slug Leave a reply »
Chris Cohan has decided to give one last middle finger to the fans of the Golden State Warriors.

Tim Kawakami from the San Jose Mercury News is reporting that a group led by Joseph Lacob has purchased the team for $450 million.  

According to a statement released by Larry Ellison, he, not Joseph Lacob, submitted the highest bid.  

Barring some personal rift with Ellison, this means that Cohan either really like Lacob and wanted to accept his lower offer for kicks, or he knew that Ellison is a fan favorite and wanted to give one last FU to the fan base.

My guess is the latter since Cohan's love of money is pretty well documented.  Why, when he is facing a $160 million lawsuit from the IRS, would he turn down more millions?

All I can say is that I hope Lacob's group doesn't turn out to be some Cohan crony that will be a Cohan Clone and just be interested in squeezing money from the franchise.

Ellison represented a driving force that would have the deep pockets and the commitment to provide the pieces necessary for success.

My hope is that coming from the Celtics, Lacob understands wha ...

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