Andre Iguodala Let Warriors Know of Interest During Playoff Series With Nuggets

by November 13, 2013

Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob gives a rare peek behind the curtain on how the NBA free agent game works. Lacob tells the story of how the Warriors landed Andre Iguodala — it turns out that Iggy was the one being proactive about joining the team, while simultaneously battling against them in the Playoffs. Per the San Fran Chronicle: “It’s interesting, during one of the playoff games in Denver, I was sitting on the floor. It turned out per chance, that one of his cousins was sitting behind us. We introduced and got to know him during the first game. When we came back for the second game, he made it pretty clear that Andre liked the Warriors, liked the organization. Obviously, I couldn’t talk about that at the time, but when he did become a free agent, I didn’t have to sell a lot. He was pretty sold. He sees how we do things, and the word gets out among the players. We get approached all of the time by agents with really big names who say, ‘Hey, when my guy’s contract is up, we’d really like to consider playing for the Warriors, because you’re building something the right way.’ We can’t talk to them, because it’s illegal, but you can see that we’re building something for the future, and people can sense that.'”