Lacob is animated when talking about the Cousins coup, …

Lacob is animated when talking about the Cousins coup, even more so than the usual. Like many CEO types, Lacob projects an outsized energy. “I have never had coffee in my life,” he says with a laugh. “I don’t need it! Let’s just leave it at that. And I don’t take drugs, I don’t do any of those things.” He speaks quickly, with little pauses between sentences, followed by bursts. The Cousins signing fits a narrative Lacob likes, as it’s a testament to a vision where, for all the Warriors-curbing sentiments at the BOG, the Warriors still remain one step ahead of rules designed to hem them in. “There’s a lot of market inefficiencies in the NBA,” Lacob says. “Other teams could have gotten Cousins, but they didn’t. There’s always going to be some sort of opportunity, some inefficiency, I believe.”
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Another college program? The NBA? Somewhere else? “I’m not sure. I love working with kids,” Kevin Ollie said. “I loved being at UConn for eight years. I loved being in the NBA and being coached when I was in the NBA. I’m just being open, staying positive, thinking about the things I need to do in the future. The first and foremost thing is to spend some time with my kids. I think they really need me right now, and that’s what I really focus on. That’s my boss right now. They’re telling me where to go, where to be at, and I’m just paying attention and following directions.”
The former Chicago Bulls player also declared his love for the city and its people. “You people here are the only people on this planet Earth [that] gave me support,” Rodman said, holding a ukulele. “I know one thing—on the day I die, I’ll make sure I’ll be buried in Chicago.” Rodman then walked off stage and passed the instrument to Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, who said, “Dennis, just put that day off as long as possible. Do me a favor, alright?” Vedder then launched into an acoustic rendition of “Sleeping by Myself.”
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