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May Madness: Warriors Ownership Hunt Down To Final Four

MINNESOTA, MN - APRIL 7: (L-R) Stephen Curry #30, Anthony Tolliver #44, Corey Maggette #50, Anthony Morrow #22, Chris Hunter #31 and Devean George #19 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate a win against the Minnesota Timberwolves following a basketball game at Target Center on April 7, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Warriors defeated the Timberwolves 116 to 107. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)
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GoBears 2008Analyst IMay 27, 2010

For fans of Duke, Butler, Michigan State, and West Virginia, reaching the 2010 Final Four was a great accomplishment. However, only one of the four would ultimately triumph, with sentimental favorite Butler losing a nail-biter to traditional power Duke.

As of May 27th, Golden State Warrior fans have a new Final Four: the list of potential candidates for ownership of the franchise has been narrowed from twelve to under a hand-full.

And while the underdog is often the media (and fan) darling of the NCAA's, many Warriors fans will no doubt root for the Goliath in this contest: Larry Ellison.

According to the article at Sports Illustrated, Ellison is the only finalist that has been named so far.

Also encouraging is the fact that final bids could be submitted in "nearly a month" (before the draft). However, the final might not take place until "the end of the summer."

All in all, though, it's good news that the sale is at least progressing. If Ellison (or Mark Mastrov) wins this Final Four, the Warriors franchise and fans will have had a successful off-season.

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