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RICK WELTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Warriors Hope To Break Ground On Arena In 2016, Ready By 2018

The Golden State Warriors are hoping to break ground on their new arena shortly after the start of 2016 and have the venue completed in July or August 2018. The Warriors released renderings of the interior of the arena for the first time as Rick Welts spoke at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's Public Policy Forum. Welts pointed to suites inside the arena as large as 600 square...
Via RealGM
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Warriors Unveil Chinese New Year Uniforms

The Golden State Warriors unveiled their Chinese New Year uniforms at an industry-first event at the Betty Ong Rec Center in San Francisco. The Warriors will debut the new uniforms on Friday, February 20 when the team plays the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena to tip off Chinese New Year, which begins Thursday, February 19. “We have been working with the NBA for two years now...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA executive can relate to Michael Sam

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts is one of the few people who knows what NFL draft prospect Michael Sam might be going through after announcing he is gay this week. And Welts is as eager as anybody to see how it all plays out. Welts, who became the first openly gay NBA executive when he revealed his sexual orientation in a front page story of The New...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 12, 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 from its prospective...
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, the Golden...
Via RealGM
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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