Two months into the job and new Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob has been more welcoming to local media than his predecessor Chris Cohan was in 16 years. Recently, he’s taken time to speak intimately with bloggers (Warriors World) and traditional media (Santa Rosa Press Democrat) alike. Today, he spent an hour on the Warriors’ flagship radio station, KNBR, and sat down with host Gary Radnich and took calls from fans. Why make himself vulnerable to the scrutiny of a loyal, but tortured fan-base? Said Lacob: “Well, I tell you – it’s been interesting. Two months owning the team. What I’ve noticed is, when you do these interviews with the media and the press, they get to write the story and most of the time, it is what I said or what somebody said. But the thing is it’s static, they can take a word of context. It would be good to give the fans an opportunity to talk to me directly, if they want to ask a question. And also what I say here, they can see the whole thing – it’s not out of context. So I think that’s one of the reasons we wanted to do it. We want to give people an opportunity to be closer to the team and be more accessible.”
You can listen to the entire interview on KNBR’s website.