Here is a link to my Thursday column about the Warriors-Heat game. The full column appears below: OAKLAND The Warriors lost to the Miami Heat on Wednesday night 111-110. The loss was too bad for Warriors coach Mark Jackson, who’s on the hot seat. Well, if it’s not the actual hot seat, it’s a warm seat that’s getting hot real fast. Just the other day, Warriors owner Joe Lacob gave an interview to the San Jose Merc that wasn’t at… Read More »
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Tim Kawakami published this fascinating interview with Warriors owner Joe Lacob. What Lacob said certainly helps explain why coach Mark Jackson seems edgy these days. To read Tim’s interview please click here.
Here is a link to my Thursday column arguing the Warriors do not need a new arena in San Francisco. The full column appears below: Maybe you missed this one. The Warriors recently admitted their new San Francisco arena, their Taj Mahal by the Bay, won’t be ready for the 2017 season as originally projected. They said it could be ready a year after that. Or not. The “not” is a terrific option. The Warriors do not need a new… Read More »
Here is a link to my Monday column about the Warriors win over Portland. The full text appears below: OAKLAND — In his pregame media chat, Warriors coach Mark Jackson laid it on the line, “Tonight is a big night for us.” Why so big? The Warriors were playing the Portland Trail Blazers, the surprising Blazers who are way ahead of the Warriors in the Western Conference standings. And the Warriors have been slumping. A while back they had a… Read More »
Here is a link to my column about the Warriors’ extraordinary come-from-behind win over Toronto. The full column appears below: OAKLAND Wow! If you weren’t at the Warriors-Raptors game Tuesday night, where were you? Great comeback. Just great. A game you needed to see. The Warriors were down by 27 — maybe from boredom against the lowly Raptors — and came all the way back, took the lead at 101-99 with 2:59 left in the fourth quarter on a Stephen… Read More »
Here is a link to my column previewing the Warriors season. The full text appears below. OAKLAND — The Warriors open their season Wednesday night at home against the Lakers, no less. We all know the Warriors are good, they are a contender in the West and a force in the league and they should win a bunch of games and go deep into the playoffs. We no longer wonder whether they’ll make the playoffs. It’s strictly how far they… Read More »
Here is the opening to my Friday column about the Warriors: OAKLAND — When the NBA draft started Thursday night, the Warriors were nowhere and they were nobodies. They were spectators at the big party. Then everything changed. They bought the 26th pick in the first round, and they traded it down to the 29th pick, and they traded again to the 30th and last pick in the first round. That means they made three trades in five picks. That’s… Read More »
Sitting here at the Warriors draft. Ate dinner, Mexican, very nice. They didn’t have any cookies but the Warriors PR went out and got us some after I kvetched. Hey, I have time to kill. I watched on YouTube Mike Tyson’s last two fights, knockouts by Danny Williams and Kevin McBride. I should have brought a book.
Here is the opening to my Thursday column about the Warriors and the NBA draft: The Warriors will put out a tempting spread for the media tonight, a real fine dinner. They promised. The meal is the only thing clear cut about tonight, NBA Draft Night. The Warriors are in the rare position of having no draft picks, as in zero, as in the two rounds of the draft could whiz by and yours truly could gorge out on food… Read More »
Here is the opening to my Sunday column discussing how losing Mike Malone affects Mark Jackson and the Warriors: Mike Malone is leaving the Warriors to become head coach of the Sacramento Kings. Malone was the highest-paid assistant coach in the NBA his two seasons with the Warriors, with good reason. He was the best assistant coach in the league, and a certain amount of evidence says he, not Mark Jackson, coached the Warriors. That last statement is both true… Read More »