HoopsHype Robert Rowell rumors
Suns managing general partner Robert Sarver understood Welts’s reasons for relocation and placed calls to the Maloof brothers, owners of the Sacramento Kings, as well as Lacob and Guber. Lacob returned the call shortly after the team parted ways with president Robert Rowell. “I’m still shaking my head, to tell you the truth,’’ Welts said. “I had expected to take some time off and it didn’t quite work out that way. “It was really a fortuitous opportunity, and for me it was the perfect intersection of what I was hoping to do. I was hoping to be back in the NBA or at least in sports. It was a very lucky chain of events for me.’’ Boston Globe
Checked in with Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob a little while ago to see where things stood on his revamped management staff, particularly at the top, after the departure of team president Robert Rowell. The update: -The search for a new president is in the “recruiting process,” Lacob said. In the meantime, Lacob is handling the CEO and president roles. New CFO Marty Glick is strictly that–CFO–and will not be serving any president-functions, Lacob said. San Jose Mercury-News
Sam Amico: Not draft related and little late, but Rowell's departure best thing to happen to Warriors since Rick Barry & Nate Thurmond. Man was a snake Twitter
Sam Amico: Chris Mullin was modern-day face of Warriors. Rowell treated him like dirt. Glad that new regime has begged him back into the family. Twitter
Golden State Warriors president Robert Rowell is resigning his position as the club's top executive for business operations. Warriors owner Joe Lacob announced Tuesday that Rowell was leaving to pursue other business endeavors. Rowell will assist Lacob and co-owner Peter Guber in the transition. ESPN.com
Team president Robert Rowell and his lieutenants still are employed, and Rowell is giving every indication that he is still very much in charge of the front office. So the Chris Cohan era is not truly over yet, and the Joe Lacob/Peter Guber transition already is a minor failure. San Jose Mercury-News
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