Report: Lacob and Other ‘Big-Money Types’ Have Interest in Buying Oakland Athletics From Fisher, Wolff

Joe Lacob, the majority owner of the Golden State Warriors, is interested in buying the Oakland Athletics, as Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Of course, there’s always a “but.”

Kawakami adds that Lacob has the Howard Terminal site on his radar.

This is by no means the first time that Lacob has been linked to Howard Terminal, which lies just north of Jack London Square. As I blogged last week, the Warriors’ owner has had at least some level in interest in the waterfront location, dating back to last July, if not earlier.

Kawakami tweets that for now, the potential acquisition of the Athletics remains on the “back-burner.”

However, Lacob isn’t the only ‘big-money type” angling to get in on the bidding.

That little note about Oakland as the “first/best option,” leaves me to wonder if Kawakami could be referring to Clorox CEO Don Knauss and  T. Gary Rogers of Dreyer’s Grant Ice Cream, who are both a part of the Oakland Waterfront LLC, a group which recently entered into an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Port of Oakland, in order to explore the feasibility of a waterfront stadium at Howard Terminal.

 

More updates to follow.