Golden State Warriors President Robert Rowell Steps Down

The Golden State Warriors management nightmare appears to be over. The long-villified president Robert Rowell, one of the last members of the old Chris Cohan faction, is on his way out of the Bay Area. Warriors owner Joe Lacob confirmed the move a little earlier today.

Rowell has been blamed for so many issues that have helped sink what was once one of the most entertaining franchises in the NBA into obscurity. With some help from Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, let's take a look at them, shall we?

  • Giving 31 year old Stephen Jackson a huge three year extension with two years left on his contract, bypassing basketball chief Chris Mullin and concealing the extension price from season-ticket holders.
  • Overruling Mullin on a contract extension for Baron Davis in 2008, who left that summer to join the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • The Corey Maggette contract.
  • Elevating Don Nelson's buddy Larry Riley to the general manager position (still there, by the way).
  • Dismissing Mullin, launching a PR war against him and isolating him from the rest of the organization.
  • Breaking up the 2007 Warriors, unceremoniously and needlessly.

Warriors fans, can you think of other reasons to be happy that Robert Rowell is gone? And are you happy with this decision? Let us know in the comments!

Check out Golden State of Mind to discuss more Warriors issues.

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