Warriors Co-Owner Peter Guber Apologizes for Using ‘Hoodish’ in Email

by October 28, 2014

The latest email gaffe to plague an NBA front-office involves Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber.

The NBA announced Monday that a record 101 international players from 37 countries and territories are on opening-night rosters for this season, leading Guber to crack that he’s learning several languages as a result (including “hoodish”.)

Guber apologized to Warriors employees, and said he meant to write “Yiddish” instead.

Per Yahoo! Sports:

Warriors director of media relations Raymond Ridder forwarded the league’s release in an email sent through the franchise, saying, “The following is a great example of the growth of our league. There are 101 international players on NBA opening night rosters, which represents 22% of the league. We have five [5] international players on our roster (33%), which includes Andrew Bogut, Leandro Barbosa, Festus Ezeli, Ognjen Kuzmic and Nemanja Nedovic. We’ve come a long way…”


Guber responded to the email by writing, “I’m taking rosetta stone to learn Hungarian Serbian Australian swahili and hoodish This year. But it’s nice.”


Guber’s initial email was sent throughout the franchise and construed as “offensive” by at least one team employee. Late Monday, Guber sent a follow-up email saying he mistakenly typed “hoodish” and regretted the error. […] “Someone just brought to my attention that an email I responded to earlier contains the word ‘hoodish,’ which I don’t even think Is a Word, and certainly not the one I intended to use,” Guber wrote in the email. “I intended to type Yiddish. Either my mobile fone [sic] autocorrected or it was typed wrong. In any event I regret if anyone was unintendedly [sic] offended.”

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