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  1. Don Nelson waits on a call from Golden State

    Aug 6, 2010, 8:40 AM EDT

    One does not win more games than any other NBA coach in history if one is not smart. Don Nelson is smart, he knows what is happening with Golden State. He knows there is new ownership, he knows there are plans to let him go. So he is not coming back to the Bay Area…

  2. Don Nelson may be back for one final season

    Aug 2, 2010, 9:29 AM EDT

    The impression — even from new incoming owner Joe Lacob himself — is that there will be big changes for Golden State. Which is good, because what the Warriors have been doing has not worked for a long time. Not on the court in particular. Housecleaning is called for. Which means coach Don Nelson will…

  3. What we know about incoming Golden State owner Joe Lacob

    Jul 29, 2010, 8:43 PM EDT

    Golden State fans have proceeded under this premise: Any owner not named Al Davis was going to be better than Chris Cohan. On that scale, Joe Lacob (and partner Peter Guber) qualifies. But what kind of owners will they be? Lacob, who will be the front man and was a minority owner in Boston, did…

  4. Anthony Tolliver choosing between rock or hard place, er, Warriors or Wolves

    Jul 29, 2010, 11:41 AM EDT

    Anthony Tolliver says he wants to choose by this weekend which struggling franchise he is going to play for next year. We’ll, that’s not how he put it to the News-Leader, but when you are choosing between Golden State and Minnesota it is the reality. “I haven’t made a decision yet,” Tolliver said, “but we’re…

  5. Don Nelson is done, and the rest of his tenure merely a formality

    Jul 28, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT

    Joe Lacob isn’t technically the co-owner of the Golden State Warriors yet, but he’s already making a hell of an impression. From Marcus Thompson of Inside the Warriors: Lacob said what everybody else already knows: the Nellie era is done. And Lacob said in the interview that he wants a young coach in the new…

  6. Warriors reach deal with Jannero Pargo

    Jul 27, 2010, 5:28 PM EDT

    Jannero Pargo is about to become the least popular Golden State Warrior. He has reached terms with the Warriors for a two-year, $2.4 million deal, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo. Why is Pargo about to be unpopular? Because he will be the backup point guard, the guy behind Stephen Curry and in front of…

  7. Matt Barnes is California Dreaming

    Jul 27, 2010, 1:46 PM EDT

    Matt Barnes probably knows more about California than Arnold Schwarzenegger. When Barnes steps on the court for the Lakers this fall, he will become the first player ever to suit up for all four California teams — Kings, Warriors, Lakers and Clippers. The fine fold as the Elias Sports Bureau looked that up (via Ben…

  8. Somebody drank Jobu's rum, because there is an injury curse on the Warriors

    Jul 23, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    Last year the Warriors were not hit with an injury bug, it was more like an injury plague of locust. In the nearly quarter century since the NBA started tracking this stuff, only one NBA team has ever lost more man games to injury. Golden State lost 501 man games last season. Then David Lee…

  9. David Lee out for World Championships, will not need surgery

    Jul 21, 2010, 4:32 PM EDT

    UPDATE 4:32 pm: Lee has been diagnosed with “mallet finger” which is when the tendon that allows control of the part of the finger beyond the last joint comes off. The treatment: wear a split on your finger for six weeks. But this is fairly common and treatable. 3:22 pm: You had a feeling things…

  10. Summer League sensation Jeremy Lin near two-year deal with Warriors

    Jul 20, 2010, 10:17 PM EDT

    Jeremy Lin has struck it rich in Las Vegas. Lin, one of the stars of Vegas Summer League, is very close to a deal with the Golden State Warriors, according to both ESPN and the Contra Costa Times. Lin would be returning home with his deal, he is a Palo Alto native. He also would…

  11. David Lee is still the best citizen in the Knicks organization

    Jul 20, 2010, 10:17 AM EDT

    David Lee isn’t even a Knick anymore and he is still the best representative of that organization. Which says plenty. A story in the New York Times explains how Lee was the only Knick — or former Knick, in this case — to attend the funeral for Scott Jaffer, a longtime N.B.A. security official who…

  12. C.J. Watson headed to Bulls

    Jul 20, 2010, 9:09 AM EDT

    Chicago now has its backup for Derrick Rose. The Bulls will acquire C.J. Watson in a sign-and-trade with the Golden State Warriors. Watson will get three years, $10.2 million, and the Warriors will get a second round pick and a thinner bench. The Warriors had the right to match the offer but have chosen to…

  13. Good news Warriors fans, new owner says he is "not Al Davis"

    Jul 17, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT

    There are a lot of questions for Joseph A. Lacob, the guy taking the reins as the new owner of the Golden State Warriors. Fortunately for him, he doesn’t have to answer the hard ones — about house cleaning in the front office, for example — until he formally gets control of the team in…

  14. Spoelstra has no plans to go to Golden State

    Jul 16, 2010, 6:16 PM EDT

    Unsurprisingly, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra does not plan to give up the chance to coach LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh in Miami next season. Spoelstra’s father is involved with the ownership group than recently purchased the Golden State Warriors, but Spoelstra told our own Ira Winderman that his father has no…

  15. Might the Warriors go after Erik Spoelstra? Kind of a stretch, but a fun one.

    Jul 16, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT

    Here’s what Warriors fans know: The Golden State Warriors have new owners, who will take full control of the team in a couple months. Here’s what Warriors fans hope: That there are big changes in the front office, that a new coach and a new direction come with the new owners. Here’s some fun but…

  16. Don Nelson wants to coach Warriors for one more season. Fans shudder.

    Jul 16, 2010, 10:27 AM EDT

    Warriors fans hope that a new owner means a new direction for the team. Don Nelson has other plans, he told Marc Stein if ESPN.com. “I’m excited about the new ownership,” Nelson said. “I think this team needed that kind of change. “I think we’ve made a couple good deals to improve the roster. I…

  17. Warriors are finally sold, but not to Larry Ellison

    Jul 15, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT

    UPDATE 4:05 pm: Tim Kawakam of the San Jose Mercury News got this statement from Larry Ellison: “Although I was the highest bidder, Chris Cohan decided to sell to someone else.” Could still be some fireworks to come. Also, look for Lacob to be the active owner, the guy running the team.2:15 pm: According to…

  18. What now for the Warriors?

    Jul 15, 2010, 2:33 PM EDT

    It’s a new day for Golden State. Nothing was going to change for the struggling franchise until the ownership changed. Now that’s done — Joseph Lacob and Peter Guber are out in front of a group that has agreed to terms to buy team. They paid a record $450 million and that was enough to…

  19. Golden State down to two bidders for franchise, ownership change can't happen soon enough

    Jul 12, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

    Anthony Morrow is being allowed to walk to New Jersey. Anthony Randolph will not be back next year, shipped out as part of a deal for the much more expensive David Lee (who had said he was excited by playing with Morrow, sorry man). It’s hard to understand exactly what the grand plan is of…

  20. John Wall shows his world of potential, shows he is still 19 in first Summer League game

    Jul 11, 2010, 11:34 PM EDT

    John Wall is lightning quick. You think you know that watching his televised games while at Kentucky, but until you see him in person you don’t realize just how quick. It’s impressive, bordering on insane. He flashed that speed in his first ever Summer League game. Plus he showed his great length, good defensive instincts,…

  21. Dorell Wright leaving Miami for Golden State

    Jul 11, 2010, 12:32 PM EDT

    Not everybody wants to play in Miami right now. The Heat’s Dorell Wright is very close to leaving South Beach and signing a new deal with Golden State, a three-year contract worth more than $10 million, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. The Warriors are not going to match the offer the New Jersey Nets…

  22. David Lee headed to Golden State in sign-and-trade deal

    Jul 9, 2010, 2:09 AM EDT

    David Lee is crossing country for some big checks, he has been traded to Golden State David Lee is going to Golden State — and that is good for him in that he will get paid. He agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that nets him $80 million over six years, shipping him to Golden State…

  23. Knicks, Warriors close to an Anthony Randolph, David Lee swap

    Jul 7, 2010, 10:53 PM EDT

    There were questions about how David Lee fit into the seven-seconds-or-less New York Knicks offense last season. So now he could end up with Golden State — one of the few teams to play even faster. The Knicks and Warriors are close to a deal that would sign-and-trade David Lee to the West coast and…

  24. Count the Warriors among those looking to nab David Lee

    Jul 5, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    The jury’s still out on exactly what kind of salary David Lee can command this off-season. Yet with Rudy Gay and Joe Johnson topping out on their earning potential, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to see some team give Lee a max deal. Hooray for the Summer of 2010, where basketball paupers…

  25. Three-way trade rumored for Al Jefferson, Monta Ellis, and David Lee

    Jul 4, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT

    Here’s a juicy one. NY Post reports that there’s a trade being discussed that would send Al Jefferson to the Warriors, Monta Ellis to the Knicks, and David Lee to the Timberwolves. Take a second to get your brain around that. What we’re really looking at if this rumor has any weight (and that’s a…

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