Apr 28, 2012 11:24 AM EDT
Bob Myers confirmed on Friday that Mark Jackson will return next season as head coach of the Warriors.
"He was a players' coach," Dominic McGuire said of Jackson. "He let everybody play their game. ... He's constantly giving you confidence, and that's big in this league. Everything in this league is about confidence."
Apr 28, 2012 11:22 AM EDT
The Warriors are optimistic to see their new backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson play together next season.
Curry and Monta Ellis struggled to find cohesion in their time together.
"I think both Curry and Klay, what they both do well is they're very smart and they're very skilled," general manager Bob Myers said. "So you put two guys out there that know the game and have a tremendous skill in shooting the basketball, even when they don't have the ball in their hands you have to respect their shot. ... We haven't seen it yet really. We've seen a little of it, but not enough to really gauge it. But if the question is, 'Do we believe it can work?' Yeah, I believe it can work."
Apr 27, 2012 4:05 PM EDT
The Warriors won their tie-break coin flip against the Raptors and will be slotted seventh in the 2012 Lottery, according to a source.
Golden State's first round pick would go to the Jazz if it falls outside the top-seven.
The Warriors went 3-17 over their final 20 games of the season.
Apr 27, 2012 10:35 AM EDT
Baron Davis sees some of the 2006-07 Golden State Warriors in the 2011-12 New York Knicks.
Davis was the starting point guard on the 06-07 Golden State team that upset the No. 1 seeded Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs.
“The thing we had with the Warriors going against Dallas is we knew we could win that series,’’ Davis said. “And we won it. The confidence was there. We share the same type of energy here with the Knicks, knowing that nobody is counting us in it to win it but what we believe in ourselves in the ability to stop people down the stretch.’’
The Knicks haven't won a playoff series in 12 years.
“We set out with a goal at the beginning of the year and it was to be a championship-caliber team, make the playoffs and play towards a championship,’’ said Davis. “And through all the bumps and bruises we had all having a new coach, we’re still a very good team. We’re a better team than when we started the season. We have camaraderie that is unbelievable.’’
Apr 24, 2012 7:50 PM EDT
Bob Myers was promoted to general manager of the Warriors on Tuesday, leaving Larry Riley relegated to a new role as Director of Scouting.
Riley wasn't happy with the timing of the move, according to a source. But Riley understood the move and is grateful to be retained.
At the time of the hiring 12 months earlier, Joe Lacob said Myers was in line for the job after Riley retired “in a few years.”
Sources say Myers has proven he is ready for the GM role now.
Apr 24, 2012 4:48 PM EDT
The Golden State Warriors have promoted Bob Myers to General Manager, the team announced today. Larry Riley, who has spent the last four years in the Warriors’ front office – including the last 12 months as General Manager/Executive VP of Basketball Operations – will remain with the organization as the team’s Director of Scouting.
Myers, 37, joined the Warriors on April 14, 2011 as Assistant General Manager/Vice President of Basketball Operations following a highly-successful 14-year stint as a representative to numerous NBA players. During the last year with Golden State, Myers has worked closely under the tutelage of Riley on all Basketball Operations matters, including contract negotiations, talent evaluation, roster management, scouting and CBA compliance. In his new role, Myers will report to Co-Executive Chairman & CEO Joe Lacob and will oversee the entire Basketball Operations Department on a day-to-day basis.
Apr 24, 2012 10:05 AM EDT
With Stephen Curry presumably beginning the 12-13 season and starting at point guard, the Warriors will have a difficult decision to make between Nate Robinson and Charles Jenkins.
"We will seek input from our coaches and evaluate our team at the end of the season," Warriors assistant general manager Bob Myers said.
Robinson has proven he is still a capable individual scorer during his tenure with the Warriors. Robinson also has been a bargain financially and his contract amount will likely increase next season.
"This would be a great place for me. But you never know what happens," Robinson said of staying with the Warriors. "So you've got to play it by ear. Can't be like, 'This is going to happen.' ... It never happens that way. So that's why you take it one day at a time and count your blessings."
According to a source, however, Jenkins has proven himself capable of playing a starting role in the absence of Curry.
Apr 21, 2012 3:17 PM EDT
The Warriors have scheduled arthroscopic ankle surgeries for two of their core players.
Stephen Curry will undergo the procedure on Wednesday in Van Nuys, California. Andrew Bogut will have his on Friday.
Curry had surgery to repair a tendon in his right ankle last season.
Bogut suffered a fracture of his left ankle on January 25th.
Apr 19, 2012 12:04 PM EDT
Stephen Curry will be eligible for an extension this summer, but negotiations will be potentially problematic given his inability to stay healthy this season.
Curry has missed the majority of the season due to persistent ankle injuries.
“Being an injury year, you have some doubts and concerns when it comes to contract negotiations, especially when it comes to my first go-around at it,” Curry said. “It would be great if we met somewhere. Whether it happens or not, I want to be out here and be a part of where we’re going.”
While Curry was limited this season to 26 games, he believes the perspective from the sidelines was useful.
“Dealing with the trades we’ve had, getting all these new guys and trying to build from scratch again has made for an interesting season off the court, especially when I’m trying to become a better leader,” Curry said. “Not being able to play, you see the game differently – watching on TV on the road and watching in person at home. I’ve gotten better at being able to read things on the court.”
Apr 17, 2012 6:34 PM EDT
Stephen Curry will miss the remainder of the 11-12 season due to his persistent ankle injury.
Curry was reevaluated on Monday.
Curry has been limited to 13 games and hasn't played since March 10th.
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Apr 16, 2012
Mikki Moore has appeared in 33 games this season and averaged 11.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.06 blocks in 28.1 minutes per contest.
The Warriors have Lamar Odom on their radar to fill the small forward position next season, according to sources.
The Golden State Warriors have re-assigned rookie forward Chris Wright to the Dakota Wizards.
Andrew Bogut was traded by the Bucks to Golden State on March 14th, but the franchise still went forward with a previously scheduled bobblehead night.
Piers 30 and 32 are closer to the Bay Bridge and downtown San Francisco, which make the site more appealing for the Warriors.
Mark Jackson is reportedly safe head coach of the Warriors.
The Golden State Warriors could move the Dakota Wizards to Santa Cruz.
Chris Wright appeared in six games with the Wizards, averaging 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.8 blocks.
Don Nelson, Reggie Miller, Ralph Sampson and Jamaal Wilkes have been voted into the 2012 Class of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Apr 01, 2012 | Press Release
The Warriors have signed center Mickell Gladness for the remainder of the season, the team announced Sunday.
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