I dont understand how fans can be so impatient and hateful towards a man that is slowly turning this franchise around. Looking back at all the moves he has made, I think we truely have an up and coming general manager that NEEDS to be extended. Other than drafting future all star STEPHEN CURRY and future Dennis Rodman EKPE UDOH
Jun 2009: He traded 6th man of the year award winner Jamal Crawford for Acie Law and Speedy Claxton. Decent move that gave us expiring contracts. Even though we didn't use Claxtons expiring via trade, we now have a very insightful scout working for us...maybe he was responsible for finding Jeff Adrien?
Jul 2009: Sharpshooter Marco Belinelli and his expiring contract was traded for veteren Devean George. Solid move to free up PT for Anthony Morrow; and even though he is currently unemployed, George helped Nellie become the all-time winningest coach in NBA history with his superb corner 3 pt shooting.
Aug 2009: Riley promised that he would make a BIG splash in the FA market to improve this teams weak front court and bring in a veteran presence and he did by signing vet Mikki Moore. He played very well for us before we had to waive him but its unfortunate that he got injured. RIP Mikki Moore. WE MISS YOU
Nov 2009: Riley made another excellent move by trading a disgruntled Captain Jack and Acie Law for two solid role players: Raja Bell and Vlad Rad. Raja never played for us because of his wrist injury but Vlad is playing like an allstar for the Warriors as of late. Should we resign him? YES
Diamonds in the Rough: Best of 2009-10: Discovered Anthony Tolliver, Chris Hunter, Reggie Williams, and Cartier Martin...all of which fans love to label "D-LEAGUE ALLSTARS" All four played major roles in helping Nellie break the record. Im happy to see them still in the league as bench warmers. Good Job Larry.
Jun 2010: Underrated move of the year: traded Corey Maggette and our 2nd round draft pick for expiring vets Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric. We missed out on Landry Fields but sacrifices must be made especially when trading an overpaid scorer like Mags. Drunken master Charlie Bell aint getting PT, but his expiring contract will help us get YAO MING!!! Ming and Lin together= Volcanic eruption @ Oracle
Jul 2010: Larry Riley your genius is showing...Traded scrubs Ronny Turiaf, Kelenna Azubuike, and Anthony Randolph for 20-10 ALL STAR DAVID FREAKIN LEE. I can't think of any other player we could have spent $80 million thats better than Lee. Nuff said.
PR Move of the Year: Signing Harvard superstar/ Summer League allstar and asian american Jeremy Lin to a two year deal. Lacob loves him. Fans love him. The D league loves him...Brilliant move.
Dec 2011: Signed journey man Acie Law as our backup PG...the FO is all about giving 2nd chances to former warriors players right?
Feb 2011: Warriors trade big men Brandan Wright (injury prone) and Dan Gadzuric (injury prone) for a lesser injury prone big man and former Warrior, big bird himself: TROY F'ING MURPHY. But thats not the best part, we also got a 2nd round draft pick that Riley will use to draft the next Gilbert Arenas, no no no...better yet the next MONTA ELLIS.
So you see, it would be absolutely stupid to fire a guy like Larry Riley who not only works hard and shows passion for the game of basketball, but who KNOWS HOW TO WIN. He knows talent when he sees it. Guys like Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace, Jeff Green, Kendrick Perkins, Carl Landry, Marcus Thornton, Shane Battier and Nazr Mohammad dont meet his standards. DEAL WITH IT. Patience is a virtue my fellow Warriors fans. Let Mr. Riley and Mr. Cohan--I mean, Mr. Lacob do their jobs. 17 years is a long time, we can wait another 5 years cant we???? YES WE CAN.
Yes people my first attempt at sarcasm...