The very public announcement last week by the owners of the Golden State Warriors that they plan to move the team to a new arena in San Francisco represented a significant blow for Oakland’s plans to build Coliseum City in East Oakland. Without the Warriors, the proposed sports, entertainment, retail, and housing complex will lack a major tenant that would bring 20,000 fans to the area at least forty times a year. However, as bleak as things look for Oakland basketball fans right now, the city should not give up hope on Coliseum City. It still represents Oakland’s best chance for keeping the A’s and the Raiders in town. Plus, the Warriors’ planned move to San Francisco is by no means a done deal, especially when considering the typically contentious nature of major development projects in that city.