How Larry Ellison (or Anyone Else) Can Fix the Golden State Warriors

March 22nd, 2010 by Amar Panchmatia Leave a reply »
If you are a Golden State Warriors fan—or just a fan of basketball—then news of the Warriors now being up for sale should have you mildly excited.

The Bay Area, one of the largest markets in the country, is an untapped goldmine for basketball.

Fans saw it in 2007 when Oracle Arena became one of the most hostile places to play during the NBA playoffs, and the Warriors became the media darlings of the league. Rarely has a region responded in a way similar to how the East Bay responded to the success of those Warriors.

And that's exactly why it's a shame today that this market has been "rewarded" with a product that, for the most part, it cannot be proud of.

The 2007 playoff run was the first time in 13 long years that the team has even made the playoffs.

During those 13 seasons, the team went through four 60-loss seasons and two with 50 losses. Despite those lowly finishes, the Warriors could not use high draft picks to turn their franchise around. And on the rare occasions when they did (Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison), those guys were playing elsewhere letting another team enjoy the primes of their careers.

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