Will the Warriors Get Sold?

by January 28, 2010
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Well, if the CEO of Oracle Corp. has his way, that’s exactly what’ll happen: “At a public event held at Oracle’s Redwood Shores, Calif., headquarters, [Larry] Ellison responded to a plea from an audience member that he buy the Warriors by responding: “I’m trying, I’m trying. Unfortunately, you can’t have a hostile takeover of a basketball team,’ Ellison quipped. As CEO at corporate software giant Oracle, Ellison has pursued a strategy of launching a series of takeovers of various rivals over the years. On Wednesday, Ellison was officially discussing the company’s recent $5.6 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc.”