Advisory committee set for Warriors' new arena


Advisory committee set for Warriors' new arena

A 16-member Citizens Advisory Committee was established to provide community input for the construction of the Warriors' new waterfront arena on Piers 30-32, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Thursday.

Public input and review is critical to the success of building a state-of-the-art, privately-financed, multi-purpose Warriors waterfront arena that will create jobs and strengthen San Franciscos economy, Mayor Lee said. I look forward to working with the members of the Citizens Advisory Committee to develop a legacy project on our Citys waterfront that is inclusive and reflective of our diverse and world class City.

The proposal would establish a long-term lease between the Warriors and the city. The team would shoulder the estimated 100 million cost of refurbishing the piers, and privately finance the facility's construction.

Before undertaking the building of an arena that would seat 17,000-19,000 and create thousands of jobs and stimulate the local economy, the Citizens Advisory Committee has four key meetings scheduled.

Aug. 23: Overview of the CAC and Introduction on Water & Land Regulatory Use
Sept. 6: Transportation and Overview of the Embarcadero Corridor
Sept. 13: Citywide Planning and Development
Sept. 27: Neighborhood Impacts

"We intend to work with our neighbors, and with the city, to put forward the best possible project, said Warriors President and CEO Rick Welts. We recognize the importance of the location. We look forward to creating the most beautiful sports and entertainment complex in the nation, and to bringing people closer to the Bay in this beautiful waterfront location.

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