Joe Lacob said he discusses contingency plans for endless best- and worst-case scenarios “every day” for the Warriors.
The Warriors have looked to the Spurs for how to build a sustainable title contender.
“They’re a great role model for how to sustain it, but I have no idea where we’ll be in five or 10 years,” Bob Myers told The Bay Area News Group. “I’m not sure they knew where they would be. But all you can do is work.”
“If we want to do what the Spurs have done, we’re going to have to find a way to bridge to the next era,” Steve Kerr told The Bay Area News Group. “I don’t know when that is, but this isn’t going to last forever.”
As good as Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are now, he realizes that the prime of players is always a fleeting thing.
“Steph is not going to play like this forever. KD is not going to be KD forever,” Kerr said. “How do we build that bridge through personnel and through continuity? I also have to do a great job with my coaching, so hopefully I’ll be a part of that bridge. If I don’t do a good job of coaching, I won’t be. But I know I have the faith of Joe, Peter (Guber) and Bob, and I have the faith in them. I think we have the structure in place to really remain competitive and stable.”
“He’s proven that it’s not about the money or the luxury tax. One thing I know about Joe is he wants to win,” Green said. “He wants to win every game. Up to this point, he’s proven that. Obviously there’s decisions coming up in the next couple of years that have to be made. So we’ll see what happens.”
Green and Thompson will be free agents in upcoming seasons.
“We’ll build around that core until we decide maybe we shouldn’t. But right now it feels pretty good,” Lacob said. “These guys are all performing at a great level. We love them as part of our organization. I don’t really see doing anything major. But you never really know. We have to evaluate when the season is over. It’s very hard when you’re in the middle of it all to see it objectively.”
Lacob floated the possibility of the Warriors make a major move that shakes up their roster.
“Maybe we will emphasize continuity. Or maybe we will make a big move,” Lacob said. “We’re looking at different options, given different things playing out in different ways. I think you should always be doing that.”
There have been reports in the media that the Warriors have internally discussed the possibility of trading for Anthony Davis.