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ESPN: Warriors Close to Moving to San Francisco

National Basketball Association(NEW YORK) -- According to ESPN NBA insider Ric Bucher, the Golden State Warriors are close to making a deal to move the team to San Francisco.

The Mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee, sent out a letter on May 11 saying that the city would work with Warriors executives to bring the team to the city for the start of the 2017-2018 season.

"We are not prepared to make any announcements at this time," Warriors owner Joe Lacob said in a statement released Sunday.

Before they were the Golden State Warriors the franchise originally started in Philadelphia in 1946 until 1962. Then, from 1962-197, the team played in San Francisco before relocating again to Oakland. The team has made it to the playoffs 11 times since moving to Oakland.

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