Kirk Lacob Rumors
The Golden State Warriors and Oracle today announced the expansion of their longstanding partnership with the launch of the Oracle Performance Center. The NBA’s most advanced training and recovery center, powered by Oracle, will deliver new insights and a custom high performance system to enhance player performance. The Oracle Performance Center, measuring 25,349 square-feet, will be home to the Warriors practice facility and player campus, located at Chase Center, the Warriors’ 18,064-seat privately financed sports and entertainment arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. “The competitive advantage that Oracle will add to our team, through its partnership with the performance center and our joint technology development work, is significant,” said Warriors Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, Kirk Lacob. “As we strive to bring home another NBA title, it is no secret that the work that our players and coaching staff put in will begin in the Oracle Performance Center, which is why it is critical that the amenities are world-class.”
Rumors are flying around that the Dubs are on the hunt for stars to add to their team, and reports keep surfacing that the front office is inquiring around the league whenever speculation arises that a star could become attainable. So is it true that Bob Myers, Lacob and Co. are reaching out to these teams? “Absolutely. No question. Why wouldn’t we? Otherwise, we wouldn’t be doing our job,” Kirk Lacob bluntly said.
Yet, that does not mean the level in which the Warriors have discussed certain players is always accurate. “Those reports are not always true though. Look at the wording of the reports. Sometimes it is ‘expect the Warriors to call’ or ‘I think the Warriors will call’ and then it becomes ‘the Warriors called.’ But yes, the reality is we almost always [call]. We call about things the general public does not know about, like rumors we are hearing, and sometimes it is true and sometimes it is not.”
“Starting Sunday night — Bob Myers, myself, Mike Dunleavy, Kirk Lacob — were on the phone with each other (after) getting calls from different teams,” Warriors assistant general manager Larry Harris said Tuesday morning on 95.7 The Game’s “The Morning Roast” show. “It’s heated up. You saw some blockbuster deals that have already been announced. Some of them are shocking with the amount of picks that have been sent.”
“If there is not a great move to be made, we’re not gonna go and do something just to look like we’re doing something,” executive vice president of basketball operations Kirk Lacob told KNBR’s Mark Willard on Monday night. “It remains to be seen whether there are good moves or not out there. I would hope that there are. I just can’t promise anything at this point.”
Yoyo Chan, Golden State’s vice president of government and public affairs, identified coronavirus testing companies that met the NBA’s rigorous standards. Assistant general manager Kirk Lacob consulted with team doctors and public-health officials about a wide range of topics — from how to set up sleeping arrangements in the team hotel to how many players to allow on the bus at one time.