Andre Iguodala sent word to the owners of the Golden State Warriors how much he liked the organization during last season's playoff series while with the Denver Nuggets.
The Warriors acquired Iguodala in a complicated sign-and-trade deal in which they traded away several expiring contracts and future first round picks to the Utah Jazz.
“It’s interesting, during one of the playoff games in Denver, I was sitting on the floor," said Joe Lacob. "It turned out per chance, that one of his cousins was sitting behind us. We (were) introduced and got to know him during the first game. When we came back for the second game, he made it pretty clear that Andre liked the Warriors, liked the organization. Obviously, I couldn’t talk about that at the time, but when he did become a free agent, I didn’t have to sell a lot. He was pretty sold. He sees how we do things, and the word gets out among the players. We get approached all of the time by agents with really big names who say, ‘Hey, when my guy’s contract is up, we’d really like to consider playing for the Warriors, because you’re building something the right way.’ We can’t talk to them, because it’s illegal, but you can see that we’re building something for the future, and people can sense that.”