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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Jed York vs. Joe Lacob

Here is a link to my Sunday column comparing the actions of Jed York and Joe Lacob. The full text runs below: Is Joe Lacob a better guy than Jed York? Opinion writers — people like me — generally believe Lacob is the better man, the morally superior man. This assumption informs much of my writing, much of Bay Area sports writing. But is it correct? Or, to be blunt, am I all wet and are my colleagues all wet?… Read More »

Lacob right to fire Jackson

Here is a link to my Wednesday column about the firing of Mark Jackson. The full text runs below: OAKLAND — Let’s skip the preamble about why the Warriors fired Mark Jackson and if it was the right call. We’ll get to that stuff later in this column. Warriors owner Joe Lacob phoned me 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Here are the high points of our conversation. Cohn: What qualities did Mark Jackson not have? Lacob: “Let me give you an… Read More »

Interview with Joe Lacob (by Kawakami)

I’ve been so focused on the 49ers for a long time that I lost track of the rest of the sports world and maybe the world in general. I was pleased to see that Tim Kawakami did a long phone interview with Warriors owner Joe Lacob and posted it yesterday on his blog. It’s informative in many ways and I would like to share it with you. FYI, I don’t think the Warriors will be a playoff team this season… Read More »

Mighty Joe Lacob has struck out

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat just published my Tuesday column about the Warriors and Joe Lacob. I attended Warriors media day today and it occurred to me that Lacob has not really improved the Warriors’ roster in any significant way although, in fairness to him, he has tried. He may turn out to be a very good owner of an NBA franchise but now, in spite of his best intentions, he still is just a beginner with lots to learn.… Read More »

Warriors must get Chris Paul; and why a bird is the word

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat just posted my Thursday column. It’s about the Golden State Warriors and what I suggest they do when players from other teams soon become available. I suggest they get Chris Paul and Tyson Chandler, whatever it takes, and it may take a lot. Forget being cautious. Make a team, for heaven’s sake. I also recall an old rock ‘n roll song called “Surfin Bird” which has everything to do with the Warriors’ saga. To read… Read More »

Your San Francisco Warriors

On Friday the Warriors will introduce their new coach — you’re talking about a guy named Mark Jackson. They will introduce him at a fancy hotel in downtown San Francisco. When Joe Lacob and Peter Guber took over the team they announced themselves at a fancy restaurant in San Francisco. When they introduced Jerry West as an adviser they did that at a fancy hotel in San Francisco. Are we beginning to see a pattern here? Does the East Bay… Read More »

Jerry West gives Warriors a new feeling

Grant attended the Jerry West gala introduction along with me. They had danish and coffee in the morning and there was what they called a meet n greet and then Jerry appeared. Grant wrote about the whole deal for ComcastSportsNet  Bay Area. His assignment was to capture the feeling of the scene — i.e. write a scene piece. So he did and they published it and now I’m linking it and here it is. To read it click here.

Jerry West’s haircut and Joe Lacob’s mission

OK, here is my Wednesday column hot off the presses — not that there’s anything hot about the internet. I attended the Jerry West introductory news conference on Tuesday in San Francisco and saw West in his full glory and Westness. He should bring a ton of good things to the Warriors if they listen to him and follow his advice. That’s up to Joe Lacob. By the way, West has a very good haircut. To read my column on… Read More »