HoopsHype Joe Lacob rumors

April 19, 2014 Updates

And yet there is this notion Jackson must get out of the first round -- against a championship-tested coach in Rivers and Hall of Fame point guard in Paul, and without Bogut -- or he'll be fired. If you can't understand how you could be, join the club. And watch this. That's the owner of the Warriors, Joe Lacob, rolling his eyes at Jackson after a turnover in the second quarter of a game Golden State eventually stole on the road against the No. 3 seed in the conference -- against a team that won five fewer games than San Antonio, which at one point won 19 in a row. Think about that. CBSSports.com

April 8, 2014 Updates

Tim Kawakami: Multiple sources: Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob has had talks with A's owner John Fisher about Lacob's interest in buying the A's... But the sources indicate that Fisher has to this point told Lacob he is not looking to sell the A's. There are some indications that Lacob would be interested in building a baseball stadium on the Howard Terminal site. It's not just Lacob. Several big-money types are eyeing the A's. Most, I'm told, believe the first/best option is to keep them in Oakland. I'm told that any Lacob interest in the A's is now on the back-burner. But Fisher knows that he'll have a nice market if he wants to sell. Twitter @timkawakami

April 7, 2014 Updates

But there has been grumbling about the team's occasional lack of urgency and Jackson's offensive system, which often bogs down in isolation sets with little movement. Some of that grumbling has come from people in the Warriors front office, by the way. At times, Jackson has reacted to the chatter indirectly by declaring that this franchise has a history of losing, is winning now and should act like it knows the difference. On Sunday, when I asked how he'd describe his relationship with co-owner Joe Lacob, Jackson said there are no problems between them. Oakland Tribune

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Joe Lacob gave a lengthy interview yesterday and he used words like disappointing, disturbing, a concern. I’m wondering if he has conveyed any sense of concern to you and how your guys’ relationship is right now? -JACKSON: Your guys meaning Joe and I? Oh, it’s great. I mean, we don’t have a problem at all. He’s an outstanding guy to work for; he’s a competitor, as far as he’s never satisfied, which is what you want. He’s a guy that is always going to be chasing greatness. He didn’t just “disturbing” and you said another d-word, “disappointing.” He used “good” too. (Laughs.) He threw that in. I understand it. And he talked about pressure. And he talked about everybody having pressure. There’s pressure in my entire life. There’s pressure to coach a team, there’s pressure to try to become a professional basketball player. There’s pressure being a husband, there’s pressure being a dad, there’s pressure being a pastor. San Jose Mercury-News

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Considering the heightened expectations this season and the fact that Golden State owner Joe Lacob means it when he says he's trying to build a championship team, it's safe to say the Warriors aren't content with their current standing (sixth in the Western Conference). They have one of the most aggressive front offices in the league, and rival executives are of the belief that anyone not named Stephen Curry or Andrew Bogut is up for discussion. USA Today Sports

January 24, 2014 Updates

Warriors owner Joe Lacob finally admitted during a KNBR interview Thursday that plans to play games at a proposed San Francisco waterfront arena starting in 2017 might not be completely realistic. “If everything worked perfectly, our goal was to be in for 2017-18,” Lacob said in an in-studio interview with Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger. “I think that is going to be a challenge. We’re trying. We’re going to keep trying, but we need to do it right. It’s not just about getting it done. It’s about getting it done right. If it takes a year a longer, it takes a year longer. I’m not going to be concerned with that.” San Francisco Chronicle

January 23, 2014 Updates

Warriors owner Joe Lacob finally admitted during a KNBR interview Thursday that plans to play games at a proposed San Francisco waterfront arena starting in 2017 might not be completely realistic. “If everything worked perfectly, our goal was to be in for 2017-18,” Lacob said in an in-studio interview with Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger. “I think that is going to be a challenge. We’re trying. We’re going to keep trying, but we need to do it right. It’s not just about getting it done. It’s about getting it done right. If it takes a year a longer, it takes a year longer. I’m not going to be concerned with that.” San Francisco Chronicle

Another persistent issue with the arena proposal is how to deal with traffic on the Embarcadero. Although the site is in close proximity to BART and Muni, a planned 500-space parking lot on-site would be for VIPs only. The arena could bring an additional 18,000 people to the waterfront on game days. San Francisco Chronicle

January 13, 2014 Updates

Santa Cruz (Calif.) Warriors coach Casey Hill and staff are fully integrated and invested in the mission of the parent club, the Golden State Warriors. Hill, son of former NBA head coach Bob Hill, was promoted after two seasons as a Santa Cruz assistant. "The foundation of what we're doing (in Santa Cruz) has a lot to do with what Golden State is doing," said Hill, 30, who reports to Kirk Lacob, the Santa Cruz Warriors general manager and son of Golden State owner Joe Lacob. "I really paid attention during (Golden State) training camp. I got all their (offensive) actions, and we're using all their terminology, using their actions. I feel I'm obligated to do that, because: A) It's Golden State that's running it. It's their team, and this thing needs to be implemented where we're developing players. … And, B) It's my obligation to make it kind of a synergic kind of relationship where they send a player to us, he understands the system to us right away. Or if we send a player to them, he's got a really good base knowledge of what they have set." USA Today Sports

December 11, 2013 Updates

Q: How realistic is it in your mind that Monta Ellis will be traded? Joe Lacob: I don’t think he will be. I mean, you want me to give odds now? There’s a tremendous amount of speculation in the press, and I can’t believe where all this is coming from… because the stories are completely fabricated, by you or whoever. I don’t know who’s fabricating them. They’re fabrications, complete and utter. All these teams that supposedly have talked to us. It’s not true. It’s just not true. I’m not saying we haven’t had any discussions, we have. But it’s nothing like what’s being reported. We all really like Monta Ellis a lot. We think he’s a great player. The question will be, like with every other player on the team–is there someone we think makes more sense, that could be better, make us a better team? If that happens and we think we can get a good deal, then we’d consider doing it. Every other player… no one’s excluded from that. But I would say right now, if I had to bet, Monta Ellis is going to be on this team. San Jose Mercury-News

"When I met with him [Mark Jackson] and we met with him, I think we all felt the same way in that first meeting. We said, ‘wow, this guy is a leader'," Joe Lacob said. "He has had so many great experiences, he will help change the culture, he will drive the people in this organization. All the players by the way are texting… you know the answers? David Lee sent me a text that said, ‘Wow.’ That’s all it said. Fantastic thing. Steph Curry, the same thing. Monta Ellis is all excited. They’re all excited because in the basketball world, not in the media world, in the basketball world they see experience there when they see Mark Jackson. That’s what they see. They see a guy who’s done it, who’s been there, they respect that." San Jose Mercury-News

December 4, 2013 Updates

Oracle Arena erupted at the final buzzer after being a den of silence for much of the game. Team owner Joe Lacob and general manager Bob Myers ducked into a private room and let out a loud shout while the Warriors celebrated the NBA's biggest comeback this season while jogging off the court. Afterward, all anyone wanted to talk about was O'Neal's pep talk. "(He) gave a great speech at halftime," Thompson said. "Honestly, that was what was our turning point. It wasn't in the fourth quarter or the third quarter. It was at halftime." ESPN.com

November 12, 2013 Updates

It's lower, slimmer and greener - and still facing a fight. As opponents vow to put the Golden State Warriors' plans for an 18,000-seat waterfront arena in San Francisco on the ballot, the team has put its design on a diet. The changes, which have been in the works for months, include lopping 15 feet off the edge of the roofline, increasing the amount of public open space and lowering the public plazas to create a gradual slope of greenery that the NBA team likens to a smaller version of Dolores Park on the water. "We've slimmed down the arena to make room for enough public open space to fit three Union Squares," team spokesman Nathan Ballard said of the updated design, which is to be released publicly Tuesday. San Francisco Chronicle

Design 3.0, as the Warriors call it, trims back the height of the arena itself, originally planned for 135 feet. In a previous design tweak, the team had already lowered the roof to 125 feet. Now, it still would rise to 125 feet in the central portion but be shaved down to 110 feet around the perimeter to cut back on the height seen from street level. Other changes, including a new plaza on the northwest corner of the site where the entrance to a parking garage had been in the previous version, also came in response to critiques from neighbors and agencies that will have to approve the project. The team is facing an aggressive timetable to obtain permits and complete construction in time for the 2017-18 NBA season, which starts in late October. Its lease at Oracle Arena in Oakland runs out in summer 2017. San Francisco Chronicle

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