Steinmetz: Cohan Receiving Offers


Steinmetz: Cohan Receiving Offers

So the bids have been received and now Warriors owner Chris Cohan and the powers-that-be at Galatioto Sports Partners are determining which offers are best.President Sal Galatioto, vice chairman Russ Granik and Cohan began that process on Monday, meeting for several hours at the teams downtown Oakland offices.No doubt, Cohan would like to receive an offer in excess of 401 million, which is what Robert Sarver paid for the Phoenix Suns in 2007. That was a record sale price for an NBA franchise.Whether Cohan can get that much remains to be seen. The two most recent sales of NBA teams didnt yield that kind of figure.Michael Jordan reportedly paid 275 million for the Charlotte Bobcats franchise. Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov recently paid 260 million for an 80 percent stake in the New Jersey Nets and 45 percent stake in the new arena.So, where exactly does that put the Warriors? We know that theyve struggled on the court for more than a decade, but at the same time the Warriors have one of the most loyal fan bases in the NBA and it is the Bay Area, after all.Sports executive Andy Dolich who worked in the front offices of the 49ers, As and Warriors, said on Chronicle Live last week that he expected the process to be a horse race, and that Cohan will get a great number for the team.Multiple outlets reported that Cohan received approximately a dozen offers for the team last week. Some of the suitors are said to be: Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison, 24 Hour Fitness president Mark Mastrov, the San Francisco Giants and a group of Chinese businesspeople.Ellison, one of the worlds richest people, is said to be the frontrunner, although Dolich said its very possible that a person or group that has not been talked about could emerge.Said Dolich: Sometimes the less you say, the more serious you are.What'son your mind? EmailMatt and let him know. He may use it in his weekly Mailbag.

Durant questionable for Monday's game in Philadelphia

Durant questionable for Monday's game in Philadelphia

Kevin Durant's status for Monday's game in Philadelphia remains up in the air.

The Warriors forward, who missed his first game of the season on Saturday, is listed as questionable for the team's game against the 76ers.

Prior to the game against the Nets, head coach Steve Kerr told the media that Durant's left hand was "still a little swollen" and called the injury a "day-to-day" thing.

Without Durant, the Warriors still managed to cruise to a 112-95 win over Brooklyn.

Durant injured his left pinky in the opening minutes against the Clippers on Thursday. He remained in the game, but late in the first quarter, he retreated to the locker room with a member of the training staff.

He returned to the game after X-rays came back negative. He played 34 minutes and finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.


Report: Bogut expected to join Cavs after 76ers buyout

Report: Bogut expected to join Cavs after 76ers buyout

It appears Andrew Bogut is set to see what the view is like from the other side of the NBA's top rivalry.

Traded by Dallas to Philadelphia on Thursday, the former Warriors center will receive a contract buyout from the 76ers and then join the Cleveland Cavaliers for the stretch run, according to ESPN.

On Saturday, the Cavs, Spurs and Rockets were all reported to have interest in Bogut if he was made available following a buyout.

Injuries have derailed Bogut's season. He appeared in just 26 games with the Mavericks this season and averaged 3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1 block per contest.

Bogut was part of the two Warriors teams that faced the Cavs in the last two NBA Finals matchups.

Bogut's tenure with the Warriors came to an end on July 7, 2016 when he was traded to Dallas in order for Golden State to clear salary cap space to sign Kevin Durant.