Monta Ellis Wants to Retire in Oakland

by June 19, 2009

Talk about a change of heart: “GM Larry Riley said that he and head coach Don Nelson have been meeting with every player on the team, debriefing what went down last season, and trying to get the entire team on the same page. He said they weren’t meeting with Ellis because he was disgruntled or demanding a trade. It was in the course of interviews with everyone on the team. Ellis seemed to confirm that, laughing off a suggestion that he was on the verge of demanding out of Golden State. ‘I’m a Golden State Warrior,’ Ellis said on KNBR. ‘I’m going to be a Warrior. Hopefully I’ll retire a Warrior. I’m not thinking of leaving. It hasn’t crossed my mind. I’m here to set the record straight. It never came from me.'”