Rick Welts Rumors

Warriors president and COO Rick Welts apologized Friday on Twitter to Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri, three days after body camera footage was released showing Ujiri’s encounter with an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy at Oracle Arena. Welts said he was “heartbroken seeing the video” of deputy Alan Strickland confronting and twice shoving Ujiri as he tried to walk on to the court in the waning seconds of the Raptors’ championship-clinching victory over the Warriors in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
“We are doubling down on our organizational commitment and accountability in the fight for racial and social justice,” said Warriors President & Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. “Joe Lacob and Peter Guber released a statement in May outlining our roadmap; specifically, our organizational Voice, Feet, Heart and Wallet resources; these principles will guide our organizational efforts for many years to come.”