Kirk Lacob Rumors
Warriors assistant general manager Kirk Lacob’s sock game is on point. Before Game 4 of the Warriors’ series with the Rockets, Lacob was hanging out courtside when USA TODAY Sports photographer Thomas B. Shea noticed this spectacular pair of socks. Yes, “Splash Brothers” socks are real, and they’re awesome.
But don’t underestimate how the Warriors front office also focuses on trying to understand why things happen in a fluid, often chaotic game filled with so many moving parts. “I wouldn’t directly credit our success to analytics,” said Lacob, 27. “But a large portion is due to how we utilize things like analytics. We like information. We make good decisions because we analyze a lot of information. Sure, we could run our team without all of the available data. But why would we?”
Diamond Leung: Kirk Lacob on communication with players: “There’s the media. We have to make sure that the right things are said. Some players don’t want certain things said about them in a certain way. Others want everything out there.” #SportsSF
Diamond Leung: Kirk Lacob says Athos will be used with training staff, strength coaches and then with Santa Cruz players before it’s tried with Warriors. Athos is the company that counts among its investors Joe Lacob and Jermaine O’Neal. http://www.liveathos.com