Golden State Warriors' Struggles Continue, Something's Gotta Give

Jimmy BradshawContributor IFebruary 17, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 27:  Head coach Don Nelson of the Golden State Warriors shouts to his team during their game against the New Orleans Hornets at Oracle Arena on January 27, 2010 in Oakland, California.  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 Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson is tired of his team's ongoing ineptitude, a streak that has been tedious to watch for numerous consecutive campaigns.

Nelson is approaching Lenny Wilkin's all-time record for career wins but may not attain that number this season. He is under contract through next season and would garner that record unless the Warriors digressed and had a season as the New Jersey Nets have endured this year.

Monta Ellis is hurt at present and has no desire to continue in this regime. Corey Maggette is one other piece that could be moved before the Thursday deadline. Talks have heated up about the team vying for Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the fairly effective, sometimes lumbering, center of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Inquiries have come from the Warriors also regarding Utah Jazz center Mehmet Okur.

General manager, Larry Riley stated, "He has a few balls in the air but probably will not accomplish a trade." The Warriors do not have a lot to offer and would prefer a contract that is not expiring. Though populated and supported by some of the best fans in the game, who wants to play on this current team?

Larry Ellison, the president of Oracle, a top Silicon Valley success story, has expressed interest in acquiring the Warriors. His company's name dons the facade at the Warriors venue. He is listed as the third richest man in America. Please Mr. Cohen, sell this team to the gentleman.

Fans certainly deserve a new dynamic to the team in a conference that is hugely competitive.

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