Category Archives: Warriors

Warriors will not trade seldom-used F-C Jeremy Tyler

Warriors brass tell fans of bold plans for future

With NBA lockout talks stalling in New York, the Warriors on Wednesday held an old-fashioned revival at Oracle Arena.

In his first meeting with Warriors fans, new coach Mark Jackson started
an impromptu chant of "De-fense" among a confused audience, which has
rarely heard that word while missing the playoffs 16 of the past 17
seasons.

Warriors eye Lakers assistants

Los Angeles Lakers assistant coaches Chuck Person and Brian Shaw have permission and are scheduled to be interviewed by the Golden State Warriors, league sources said Friday.

Housecleaning ongoing for Warriors GM Riley

The Warriors’ coaching search officially began Thursday, a day after Keith Smart was informed that his services wouldn’t be retained for the 2011-12 season.
But not so fast. There’s plenty more in the works before they get to that.

Team sources said more movement among the Warriors’ staff is expected as soon as today, and general manager Larry Riley reiterated that a head coaching move alone won’t be enough to turn the franchise into a playoff contender.

Housecleaning ongoing for Warriors GM Riley

The Warriors’ coaching search officially began Thursday, a day after Keith Smart was informed that his services wouldn’t be retained for the 2011-12 season.
But not so fast. There’s plenty more in the works before they get to that.

Team sources said more movement among the Warriors’ staff is expected as soon as today, and general manager Larry Riley reiterated that a head coaching move alone won’t be enough to turn the franchise into a playoff contender.

Head coach Keith Smart is one and done

The new regime running the Warriors knows what it wants in a head coach.It’s not Keith Smart.The
Warriors informed Smart on Wednesday that he wouldn’t be retained as
their coach. Now in the market for their third coach in three years, the
Warriors want one who is going to be around a few years and can develop
young talent, said Larry Riley, the team’s head of basketball
operations. They also want a coach with a vision on how to get this team
into the playoffs, an event the Warriors have missed for 16 of the past
17 seasons.

No vote of confidence for Warriors coach Keith Smart

The future of Warriors coach Keith Smart is still unsettled and will
remain that way for another week or two, according to co-owner Joe Lacob
and general manager Larry Riley.

Neither decision-maker was especially complimentary of Smart’s rookie
season, and speaking in separate media sessions Friday, both Lacob and
Riley were vague on how the coach will ultimately be evaluated.

Since Lacob is in New York for the NBA Board of Governors meetings
and has commitments into next week, he predicted that he and Riley will
start discussing Smart’s future in eight to 10 days.

Warriors reportedly give Larry Riley extension

The Warriors will extend general manager Larry Riley’s contract
through 2013 and bring in prominent sports agent Bob Myers to act as
assistant general manager, a league source said late Wednesday.
Details of the contracts were not available.

Riley, originally hired as an assistant coach under Don Nelson, was
an assistant general manager under Chris Mullin for the 2008-09 season
and took over when Mullin was not extended before last season. He’s been
in the league for 20 years with extensive experience in scouting,
coaching and player personnel.

Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis well on the way to elite status

Many laughed when Warriors guard Monta Ellis called himself the
second-best player in the league last year, behind Kobe Bryant and ahead
of LeBron James.

Certainly, such a ranking would still unanimously be considered too high
by objective basketball minds. But five games into this season, Ellis’
self-evaluation seems less delusional and more like extreme confidence.
The way he’s dominated, the way he’s led the Warriors (4-1) to their
best start in 16 years, Ellis’ being mentioned among the NBA elite isn’t
as laughable.

Ellison has submitted bid for Warriors, source says

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison is among "more than a dozen" suitors who
have submitted non-binding bids for the Warriors, a source close to the
negotiations said Tuesday.

"He is a part of it," the source said.

According to another source, so are the San Francisco Giants, 24 Hour
Fitness owner Mark Mastrov, an NFL owner, a former Lakers star and a
group of prominent Chinese businesspeople, among others. Galatioto
Sports Partners and Warriors owner Chris Cohan will choose the best
prospects in the next week.