Steinmetz: Lacob's Son In Mix with Warriors


Steinmetz: Lacob's Son In Mix with Warriors


I've gotten a few e-mails wanting to know the story with 22-year-old Kirk Lacob, new owner Joe Lacob's son, who has been named the team's director of basketball operations.

A few things on that:

According to the Warriors, Kirk Lacob will report to general manager Larry Riley and director of player personnel Travis Schlenk.

While Kirk's title may have just come to light, the reality is he's been around the team all season. Kirk Lacob has been at virtually every practice, all or most of the home games, including preseason, and even accompanied Schlenk to Reno for the D-League draft a couple of weeks ago.

His duties will involve breaking down film, some statistical analysis and supporting the coaching staff at practice and games.

Said Joe Lacob: "It's just a title. He's low man on the totem pole. He's a bright kid with a bright future. He's probably got more pressure on him than anybody."

Now, if you're wondering why Kirk Lacob's hiring wasn't formally announced, the Warriors say that's not unusual. They don't necessarily make public those kinds of hires.

For example, the Warriors hired Pat Sund last year as a basketball operations coordinator. Pat Sund is the son of Rick Sund, former GM of the Seattle SuperSonics and Atlanta Hawks.

Kirk Lacob is a Stanford graduate.

Report: Hawks release former Warriors point guard

Report: Hawks release former Warriors point guard

Jarrett Jack is reportedly looking for a new team.

The Hawks waived the veteran point guard on Thursday, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Jack signed with Atlanta in July after he was released by the Nets in late June.

The soon-to-be 33-year old appeared in 79 games for the Warriors during the 2012-13 season, averaging 12.9 points and 5.6 assists over 29.7 minutes per contest.

He was even better in the 2013 playoffs, racking up 17.2 points and 4.7 assists in 12 games.

Jack made 32 appearances last year before he tore the ACL in his right knee in early January.

He was the 22nd overall pick in the 2005 draft.

Warriors waive three, roster stands at 15 players

Warriors waive three, roster stands at 15 players

The Warriors waived guards Cameron Jones, Phil Pressey and Elliot Williams, the team announced on Thursday.

Jones appeared in five preseason games, averaging 5.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 11.5 minutes. 

Pressey also appeared in five games, averaging 2.4 points and 1.0 assist in 10.7 minutes. 

Williams missed all six preseason games due to right knee surgery. 

All three players were originally signed on Sept. 16, 2016.

The roster now stands at 15 players.

Stephen Curry
Klay Thompson
Kevin Durant
Draymond Green
Zaza Pachulia
Andre Iguodala
Shaun Livingston
David West
Anderson Varejao
Ian Clark
James Michael McAdoo
Kevon Looney
Patrick McCaw
Damian Jones
JaVale McGee 

Golden State Warriors media services contributed to this story