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RICK WELTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Warriors put '73-9' message in special fortune cookie

The Golden State Warriors can't get away from No. 73.Ever since they started the 2015-16 season in historic fashion, reeling off an NBA-record 24 straight wins, all anyone can seem to talk about with them is the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' 72-10 record, and if the Warriors think they can reach 73 or more wins.While the team's answers have been conflicting -- some Warriors say the team...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

JPMorgan Chase buys naming rights for future Warriors arena

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts says the team has reached a naming-rights deal with JPMorgan Chase for a new arena to be built in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://sfg.ly/1JGTR67) Welts said Wednesday the 18,000-seat arena will be called the Chase Center. It is set to open by the 2019-20 NBA season. Financial terms were not...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors Officially Purchase Land For San Francisco Arena

The Golden State Warriors have formally acquired the 12-acre site of its future sports and entertainment complex in Mission Bay from Salesforce. Environmental review is expected to be completed this fall. The team plans to open the new arena in time for the 2018-19 NBA season. “The Warriors are making an unprecedented, $1 billion-plus investment in San Francisco,” president and...
Via RealGM
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Hooped Up
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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