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Golden State Warriors are seeking fan input on a possible name change

The Golden State Warriors say they will be seeking input from fans on whether they should change their name after announcing earlier this week they'd purchased a 12-acre property in the Mission Bay district of San Francisco that they plan to use for a new arena. The franchise will keep the Warriors moniker they've used since they were founded in Philadelphia in 1946 but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors call time-out on S.F. arena project

The Golden State Warriors are putting their goal of opening a waterfront arena in San Francisco by 2017 on hold for a year - and maybe longer. "It's about getting it right, not about getting it done fast," said Warriors President Rick Welts. In the past 20 months, the team has produced three rough designs in an attempt to come up with one palatable to its prospective...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors Postpone Plans For New Arena In San Francisco

The Golden State Warriors have put on hold their goal of opening a waterfront arena in San Francisco by 2017. They will postpone the plans for one year and maybe longer. "It's about getting it right, not about getting it done fast," Warriors president Rick Welts said. The Warriors have produced three rough designs for the arena to come up with one to receive clearance...
Via RealGM
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Welts: David Stern Always Looked To Hire People With Genuine Love For Basketball

David Stern is retiring as commissioner of the NBA after 30 years on the job. "He really looked for people who had the same genuine love for the sport that he had," said Rick Welts, who worked for the NBA for 17 years as an executive, ultimately becoming Chief Marketing Officer and president of NBA Properties before taking jobs as president of the Phoenix Suns and, then...
Via RealGM
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors cap season tickets at 14,500

The Golden State Warriors announced on Tuesday that they would cap season ticket sales at its current franchise record mark of 14,500 and would start a waiting list. "We looked at the experience of other teams who had the opportunity to sell out their buildings on season tickets alone," said Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts. "And we determined...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Cost of Golden State Warriors’ New San Fransisco Arena to Exceed $1 Billion (Photos)

The Golden State Warriors are movin’ on up — but it’s gonna cost them. The team has plans to move to the San Fransisco waterfront by the 2017 season, and the price of the project has risen to about $1 billion, according to the San Fransisco Business Times. Team president Rick Welts said the cost to rehabilitate Piers 30-32 has doubled to about $120 million. “The piers were...
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Gay executive predicts open doors for Collins

In gaining perspective on what Jason Collins can expect in the days, weeks and months that follow Mondays revelation, there are several qualified sources to consider. But for unique insight, few compare to Rick Welts. Welts, who was President and CEO of the Phoenix Suns when he came out two years ago as the first openly gay executive of a major U.S. professional sports team, has...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rick Welts Bio

Rick WeltsPresident and Chief Executive Officer Named president and chief executive officer on April 30, 2009, Rick Welts supervises all business operations of the Phoenix Suns and oversees the club’s interests in the management of the US Airways Center and the Phoenix Mercury (WNBA). He joined the Suns in July 2002 as president and chief operating officer.
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Warriors Name Rick Welts President And COO

Highly-Regarded Executive Has Accrued 36 Years Of NBA Experience
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Rick Welts: Honesty best defense for Warriors exec

Rick Welts, the Golden State Warriors ' new president, told the world he was gay in May, instantly becoming a pioneer in the closeted world of professional sports. The enormity of that decision was spelled out to him...
Via SFgate
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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