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Warriors owner Joe Lacob talks about getting booed

Mar 21, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

I’ve been hard on Joe Lacob the last 24 hours saying that he brought the boos on himself. First, never take the microphone after the guest of honor (he spoke after Chris Mullin at Mullin’s jersey retirement). Second, he has broken the classic marketing rule — he’s over-promised and under-delivered as Warriors owner so far. The franchise talked playoffs despite a blah roster, Lacob talked Klay Thompson as rookie of the year, he called the Monta Ellis for Andrew Bogut trade “transcendent.”

But you have got to give the man this — he is not hiding. He got booed by the fans and the next day did talk radio and sat down for a show on CSNBayArea to talk about it. We have that video above.

Warriors fans, this guy and this ownership are better than the previous ownership. First, they are really trying to change things. They are being more open. Yes, the proof is in the results and they have yet to get any. Yes, they hired a coach without any previous coaching experience. There have been missteps. But you can see a real  commitment to trying to turn the franchise around, and that alone is a refreshing change. He deserves some time to try and do that before you turn on him.

Oh, and pick your spots better to express your displeasure.

  1. rickeye9 - Mar 21, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    they amnesty’ed Charlie bell, 1 year 4 million dollar contract, really? release Jeremy Lin even tho curry had ankle problems…. I do like the Ellis trade but so far still lacking

  2. charlutes - Mar 21, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Commitment? Who cares if they are committed if they are making moves that put the team deeper in the hole? Good intentions mean nothing.

    • HitsDingers - Mar 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM

      As a Philadelphia fan who knows better, trust me, intentions matter a little. See: Harold Katz, Ed Snider (sixers, not flyers), Norman Braman, ugh it goes on.

  3. dadawg77 - Mar 21, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Are the Warriors on CSN Cal Bay Area? While Lacob doesn’t come off bad, the softballness of the interview makes him look bad. Some better questions and interviewer who wasn’t kissing his butt would have made Lacob look better.

  4. charlutes - Mar 21, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    I see your point, and it must be maddening to cheer for teams that have historically not even tried to win. That being said at least those kinds of teams usually stay flexible with the cap by virtue of them never wanting to spend money. That makes them able to make a splash when the rare home run opportunity comes around. Look at the Clippers.

    The worst thing a team can have is a GM who tries so hard to build a winner he trades away all assets for big contracts. If that kind of move doesn’t work, the team is essentially screwed, sometimes for decades. G State seems to be making all the wrong moves, so to me good intentions should not cloud the fact that the team is being run into the ground.

    Clearly I’m used to seeing this scenario play out as I’m from Toronto. Thx a lot Burke, JFJ, Grunwald, Richardi etc.

    All I can say is thank god for Alex Anthopolus, best GM in baseball.

  5. david0303 - Mar 21, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    wow doesnt even know how to correctly say monta’s name

  6. footballisking - Mar 21, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    If he wouldnt have been so smug and made a “glad thats out of the way” remark after the first wave of boo’s died down and then went to talking about Warrior respect,dedication and excellence..those two things threw gasoline on the fire

  7. footballisking - Mar 21, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    the respect, dedication and excellence is a paraphrase i know those werent his quotes

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