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MEET THE NEW WARRIORS BOSS; COHAN SPEAKS ON TEAM'S FUTURE
Published January 26, 1995
New Warriors Owner Christopher Cohan spoke to the SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, and his first interview since taking over the team appears in this morning's editions. Cohan said the official transaction to become owner was "a difficult road," adding that his ex-partners' "failure to deliver" slowed down the process. He reiterated his No. 1 priority was getting a new 20,000-seat arena for the team, mentioning both the San Francisco and Oakland as possible sites. On San Francisco: "An arena makes all the sense in the world, as far as the infrastructure and as far as the hotels, and restaurants, and the city that people love to visit. It could increase their convention business by twofold and bring untold millions to the community." On Oakland: "You have a very proven site and a very willing, very anxious city ... It is an antiquated arena (but) it's a proven site, locale-wise, and they just don't want to lose the Warriors. The dynamics are different." Cohan said he will not get involved in the day-to- day operations of the club. Cohan: "There will be two chiefs, on the basketball side (Don Nelson) and the business side (President Andy Dolich), and those two have to work together ... they answer to me" (SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, 1/26).