Kirk Lacob Rumors
“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.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, NBA teams are not allowed to meet face-to-face with draft prospects. The Warriors — who are guaranteed to land a top-five pick — also can’t bring any of the top players to Chase Center for private workouts. Fortunately for members of Golden State’s front office, they can take advantage of modern technology. “We can do RingCentral video interviews with players. That’s been great actually. That has been really great,” Warriors executive VP of basketball operations Kirk Lacob, said Tuesday morning on 95.7 The Game. “We’ve gone through — on man — over 100 players, maybe, at this point. We’ve just never had the opportunity to do that. This has been totally different, but not necessarily bad.”
Logan Murdock: Warriors assistant GM Kirk Lacob on the signing of Dragan Bender: “We’re into former Suns. I don’t know if you noticed that.”
“We went from one of the oldest teams in the league to one of the youngest,” Warriors assistant general manager Kirk Lacob said. “All of a sudden you look at it and Steph [Curry] is the oldest player on the whole team. Klay [Thompson]and Draymond [Green] are the elder statesmen. I think Alfonzo McKinnie (26) may be our fourth-oldest player by age. He’s only had a couple years of NBA experience.”