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Too Much Praise For Warriors Owners Lacob and Guber?

After nearly 16 horrific seasons with Chris Cohan as owner and all the blunders along the way, Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle wants us to hold the praises given how little Joe Lacob and Peter Guber have actually done. While Ostler may be right, it's the way he constructs his argument that should frustrate you:

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Cohan and Rowell hired Mullin, who hired Nelson (only coach to take the Warriors to the playoffs since George Karl in 1987), who hired Keith Smart and current general manager Larry Riley, who drafted Stephen Curry and traded for David Lee and kept Monta Ellis and got rid of Anthony Randolph.

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So if we're now seeing a Warriors' rebirth, a return to relevance, let it be remembered that it isn't all about the two new guys.

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While this is true, no one can forget all the blunders Chris Mullin made handing out horrific contracts then having to get rid of his poor assets within the year (see Mike Dunleavy, Derek Fisher, Adonal Foyle). To use Ostler's rhetoric on himself, we should hold off on praising Keith Smart too much, it's only been 14 games. And trying to get rid of Anthony Randolph wouldn't have been a problem if they hadn't drafted Randolph to begin with. But I guess with Ostler's train of thought, drafting Randolph was a great move because look what it landed us in David Lee. Sarcasm.