Oops. Oh well, not the first time this has happened.
Another kid of a NBA broadcaster former player, huh? After getting Mark Jackson in the midst of the Finals, huh? Sure, big changes in Ray Ridder/Dan Martinez/Kyle Spencer's bullshit shop. Continuing the toothless headline-grabbing, the Warriors then made loud (pre-planned) noise about spending on a pick to get a RAW bigman.... but never hired a proven bigman coach.
So, um... why would an intelligent fan suddenly trust the same old monkeys who thought Ekpe Udoh was a difference maker only to be looking to ditch him already, and who wanted ROB KURZ!, MIKKI MOORE!, etc. (Travis Schlenk), and who have not made a single hire suggesting they're qualified to develop a big man in the NBA? Wasn't that why they grossly overspent- on Joe Lacob/Larry Riley's watch- on shittyshittyshitty David Lee?
The Warriors overpaid by 33% (minimum) for YET ANOTHER deferment of responsibility developing players after efforts to get up high enough on Jonas Valanciunas, the safest no-accountability, no money spent on a contract pick in the draft, failed miserably. But get lots of pretty talkers and extra deeply-flawed 1/2 players. No defense.
Jerry West apparently did not attend draft day. Nor did Mike Malone. But Bob Myers, Jeremy Tyler's agent and the guy who failed to hype his client enough to get a single NBA team to buy the bullshit, was ready to spend that cash! Remember when Cohan (Rowell) allowed Chris Mullin to give Kosta Perovic a big fat unearned contract? Same basic idea, same results likely. Incidentally, Perovic was supposedly finally playing OK in Europe recently. Doubt it, but supposedly all the same. At any rate, if you couldn't predict another ham-handed "See?! We're NOT COHAN!!!" PR move like buying extra picks in the worst draft of the decade from this sack of shit corporate ownership clusterfuck, you're not cut out for this league. Their desperate hunt for approval, which remains impotent when it comes to actual TALENT acquisition, marches on.
Travis Schlenk certainly did attend the draft. Despite this guy and Larry Harris, also still with the team, overseeing PERSONALLY the complete disaster of the D League hype train in Warriorland since before Nellie's return (Schlenk, not Harris), the wise Lacob & co. clusterfuck just promoted this freak. He was front and center at the head table with the personal injury firm Lacob, Lacob, Myers, and Riley... who has not been fired despite being part of the previous regime's shitstorm, too. Keep evaluating, Lacob & co. Keep evaluating. Drafted an old player who talks pretty yet again for the patchwork mediocre team model that's made you so much cash from the league's softest fan market to this point, why screw up a good thing?
Rowell was not fired- he found his next job per the plan laid out last May and gets a nice departure package. Absolutely no negative relationship between pals Lacob and Rowell (and Cohan). And so endeth the lesson. No sale.
Kirk Lacob won't discuss advanced stats that say Biedrins is the team's most important defensive presence historically but will quote Monta's +/- at length while disparaging Ellis but not having enough hair on his balls to just move him and start the supposedly guaranteed beautiful future Curry/Thompson assures, huh?
Oh PS, the guy actually in charge of all decisions on medical management for Cohan and the last 20 years of Warriors failures, Marc Grabow.... was still in the exact same position with the team until after the season ended. He quietly left town with his team of monkeys once his book was published. Hire this dynamic speaker for your shitty jock event! http://www.on-courtathletics.com/appearances.php
Mike Dunleavy in 3 years at Duke: 47.5% FG, 37% 3PT.
Klay Thompson in 3 years at Washington State: 42.3% FG, 39% 3PT
Enjoy the lockout.