HoopsHype Joe Lacob rumors

October 6, 2013 Updates

From the sounds of it, the big, geeky glasses Iguodala wears aren’t just for looks, unlike some of his NBA brethren. He says he has gone to seminars about investing and how to run a team, and hopes to own an NBA and a WNBA franchise. He plans to pick the brain of Warriors owner and successful venture capitalist Joe Lacob, and calls himself the “biggest fan” of Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp., based in Santa Clara, Calif. He interned at Bank of America Merrill Lynch during the lockout two years ago. NESN.com

October 4, 2013 Updates

Not so, says team owner Joe Lacob, who was part of the group making its presentation to Howard. “I don’t like to focus on those who aren’t here,” Lacob told SN as part of an exclusive conversation this week. “Good luck in Houston, Mr. Howard. And I am sure he will help that team, they will be better. But we would not have gone after him if we didn’t think we had a chance or that it made sense. … We were a lot closer than people realize to perhaps that actually happening, (Howard) coming here. I think that is a testament to what is happening here. He was affected by the presentation that he saw by our ownership and our management.” Sporting News

The Warriors probably would have had to execute a sign-and-trade deal involving Bogut in order to get Howard to Golden State. “I will say that it was a little bit of a difficult decision to get involved at all because we really like Andrew Bogut a lot,” Lacob said. “We were very happy to go forward with Andrew, and that’s what is happening. But it’s not a secret that we were in that discussion. … We always want to be in the conversation for great players to the extent that we think they would fit in terms of what we’re trying to build. And I can tell you we are really happy with the way things turned out.” Sporting News

September 30, 2013 Updates

Bob Myers has a fabulous job, with a salary that allows him to live anywhere he likes, visit any place he chooses. On this particular day, as soft clouds hover above the Bay Area, the Warriors general manager chooses state prison. He's not alone. Another member of the one-percent club, Warriors coach Mark Jackson, a former NBA star, also arrives at the joint. These two one-percenters are voluntarily rubbing shoulders -- literally -- with men serving time at this world-famous lockup on the north shore of San Francisco Bay. Myers and Jackson and Warriors assistant coach Brian Scalabrine, one year removed from playing in the NBA, are joined by other members of the Warriors organization, including assistant general manager Kirk Lacob, the son majority owner Joe Lacob. Contra Costa Times

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Dwight Howard will not visit the Warriors when free agency opens, contrary to an earlier report, a source familiar with Howard's thinking says. Warriors owner Joe Lacob hinted -- he can't do more without risking a fine from the league -- that the team would welcome the chance to meet with Howard, but it's easy to see why going to Golden State would be problematic for Howard. The only way they could get him would be via a sign-and-trade with the Lakers, which means he wouldn't be joining the same Warriors' team that did so well last season. Sulia

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In an interview with USA TODAY Sports, West made it clear that his role in assisting Ranadive has been severely overstated by several media reports and said he took exception to the idea that he would be the unofficial point man in the process. "For some reason, I've gotten two or three calls from people (wanting the job) saying that (they) want to get in front of him and could you help, and I think it's ludicrous," West said. "I sent back to them and said that in no way, shape or form am I advising him – period. I believe that if you make an obligation to someone … and my obligation is always to (Warriors owner) Joe (Lacob) and the rest of the Warriors organization, and I have no interest in helping anyone, OK? Anyone except if I can help the Warriors obviously." USA Today Sports

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Jackson also wanted input into personnel decisions -- not control, but a say that would be respected. Lacob and Guber agreed. "I was influenced a little bit by Boston," said Lacob, who'd been a minority owner of the Celtics. "I saw what Doc did, his background. I saw you could come out of the broadcast booth if you had the NBA playing career, and be very successful. And I saw that the most important thing that Doc Rivers provided was leadership, and the guys were willing to follow him ... if you can't lead people, whether you're the CEO or the basketball coach, the Xs and Os and all the other stuff is important. But if you can't lead them, they're not going to follow you, anyway." NBA.com

May 5, 2013 Updates

Today the Golden State Warriors released the updated design of their new sports and entertainment arena on the waterfront at Piers 30-32 in San Francisco. “This new design by Snøhetta and AECOM builds on the first draft we released to create an arena experience on the waterfront that is unique, community-focused and unlike any other venue in existence around the world,” said Joe Lacob, Co-Executive Chairman and CEO of the Warriors. “The new design creates more open space and accessibility to the waterfront, new berths for fireboats and cruise ships and public views into the arena that will be one-of-a-kind for an NBA venue.” NBA.com

April 27, 2013 Updates

In the final seconds, as the arena DJ played Eminem's "Lose Yourself," the crowd, on its feet, nearly lost its collective mind. And when a last-gasp shot by Denver's Andre Iguodala glanced off the rim at the buzzer, the party was on. The victory chorus: Waaarrr-iors, Waaarrr-iors, Waaarrr-iors. "It was unbelievable," CEO Joe Lacob said through a mile-wide smile. "This crowd was just an incredible advantage for us. And we needed them tonight." San Jose Mercury-News

April 11, 2013 Updates

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