Why I Want Mark Mastrov To Be the Next Owner of the Warriors

May 30th, 2010 by Ashwath Krishna Leave a reply »

Every basketball fan in the Bay Area now awaits two days.

The next NBA Draft, held on June 24, and the day in the (hopeful) near future where Satan (sorry, Chris Cohan) finally sells the team and buggers off into the sunset.

Ever since Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison announced an interest in buying the team, we’ve been awaiting the Ellison Era.

It’s easy to forget that he isn’t the sole potential buyer. Other groups have expressed an interest, particularly 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov.

Ellison has also made it clear he doesn’t plan to pay more than $315 million, despite some values of the team being over $400 million.

However, it seems to be a foregone conclusion that if Ellison really wants the team, he’ll pay whatever it takes. When your net worth is measured in billions, what you want it what you get etc.

After 15 years of Chris Cohan’s bumbling ownership, where we made just two playoff series and became the butt ...

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