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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison trying to buy NBA franchise Golden State Warriors

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UPDATE (6:01pm): The first guy in the Warriors (malpractice) operation that any half intelligent new owner would fire first thing is downplaying everyone's fun- Warriors' Exec Downplays Ellison Talk of Buying Team [CSN Bay Area]

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UPDATE (3:54pm): GSoM buddy Tim Kawakami has tons of more info in Ellison confirms he's trying to buy the Warriors (Cohan confirms he's still a ghost)

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Mr. Ellison put the Oracle in the Arena at Oakland.

Dubs Nation put the Roaracle in the Oracle Arena.

This is going to work out just fine folks.

via www.nba.com

The 411 and some retro linkage after the jump!

From MarketWatch (The Wall Street Journal):

At a public event held at Oracle's (ORCL 23.87, +0.01, +0.04%) Redwood Shores, Calif., headquarters, Ellison responded to a plea from an audience member that he buy the Warriors by responding: "I'm trying, I'm trying."

Keep trying Mr. Ellison. We're rooting for you!

"Unfortunately, you can't have a hostile takeover of a basketball team," Ellison quipped.

That's probably true, but let me remind everybody that Chris Cohan did not exactly assume majority ownership of the Warriors in the friendliest manner- see SPECIAL REPORT / The man who owns the Warriors / Cohan's rocky reign / An era marked by lost games lost fans and endless litigation [SF Gate]

There's quite a legacy of this topic and GSoM and rather than rehashing old sentiments and analysis, I'll just direct you to the archives: