Owner Chris Cohan had his price in mind – $450 million – and clearly wasn’t ready to walk away from the negotiating table until it was met.
Finally it was.
But by the group with Joseph Lacob, a minority owner for the Celtics, and Peter Guber of Mandalay Entertainment. Not by Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison.
So Warriors get one of their wishes in that Cohan finally sold the team. But their desire to have a charismatic baller as the owner extinguished when Ellison’s people pushed away from the table.