Steinmetz: Lacob's Son In Mix with Warriors

November 16, 2010, 8:36 pm
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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.

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