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Warriors Co-Owner Joe Lacob Talks About Franchise's Performance, Free Agency

Lacob said everyone is disappointed with start to season, but he is not panicking
Warriors co-Owner Joe Lacob said even though the team has a 6-11 record through Thursday, "we're not going to panic," according to a Q&A with Tim Kawakami of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. Lacob said, "Though the fans are disappointed, though I am disappointed, though we’re all disappointed, Mark Jackson and his staff, and the players are all disappointed ... I still think it’s early, 16 games in. Other teams are having problems, too. How bout the New York Knicks? They went out and got another big acquisition, but that doesn’t seem to be working, at least so far. The Celtics are off to a slow start. The Lakers are only 10-8. So I don’t want to panic. Obviously, it’s not what we were hoping for." Lacob added, "We have not performed to the expectations we as an ownership group and management have for this team." When asked about the Warriors' offseason plans, Lacob said, "We have been extremely aggressive in free agency. I think everyone understands that and we will continue to be that way and we are positioned for next summer to do that again. ... Let’s just say we have to overcome two decades of not being an attractive place to be. We think it’s different now -- we’re making it an attractive place to be. Very attractive" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 1/26).
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