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Published April 10, 2014
GOING ALL IN: Warriors co-Owner Joe Lacob yesterday said of his goal to win an NBA Championship, "I’m 58 years old now, and I’ve been successful. I’ve made a lot of money. I’ve done a lot of things I’ve wanted to do in life, but now we have this new venture, which is the Warriors. A second career, if you will, and all I can think about it is, we have to win a championship. I will be a failure. We will be a failure if we do not win the championship. So that’s what drives me" (MERCURYNEWS.com, 4/9).
WORK HARD, PLAY HARD: In Portland, Jason Quick writes the Trail Blazers "should start bubble wrapping the Executive of the Year trophy" for GM Neil Olshey. Nobody in the NBA "did more with less last summer than Olshey." Quick: "When you are batting as high of an average as he is with his moves ... you can do what you want, act how you want" (Portland OREGONIAN, 4/7).