DOING IT HIS WAY: WARRIORS OWNER PROFILED BY S.F. COLUMNIST
Warriors Owner Chris Cohan was profiled by C.W. Nevius
of the S.F. CHRONICLE, who wrote, "Cohan makes all the
calls, all the time, sometimes leaving his staff to read
about changes in the newspaper." More Nevius: "With a
lackluster team, a brand new arena and a cranky group of
fans, it is crunch time for the Warriors, and it will be
interesting to see how the sometimes mercurial owner handles
himself." While a new Oakland Coliseum is Cohan's "baby,"
Nevius asked, "Will anyone be inside?" Reports estimate
that 4,000-6,000 season tickets have been sold and only 20
of 72 luxury boxes. But team General Counsel Robin Baggett
says there has been a recent "surge" in luxury sales.
Nevius also noted the personnel changes within the team's
organization: "The major staff turnover when Cohan took over
might have been expected, but some top new hires haven't
been around long either. The Warriors snapped up three
marketing types from the San Jose Sharks, but two left
within a year. Those who leave have complained that their
input was limited" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 9/20).