For Warriors, Embarressment Sounds Too Familiar

November 9th, 2009 by Khalid Shakran Leave a reply »
Chris Cohan. Robert Rowell. Don Nelson. Three mishaps, three egos, three stubborn characters. That, in a nutshell, epitomizes the state of the Golden State Warriors.

The horrendous defeat to the lowly Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 6 should not stand as a surprise to any of the Golden State Warriors' faithful fans. It's the norm for the disoriented Bay Area based team, who have known no better terms than "embarrassing" and "failure" for 15 of the past 16 seasons.

Even when success attempted to knock on their doors in both the 2006-2007 and the 2007-2008 campaigns, it was virtually shown the door the season after when Cohan, Rowell, and Nelson destroyed the franchise by bickering over who has the divine right to acquire control of this franchise and the money.

Instead of losing each other, they teamed up against former GM Chris Mullin, stripped him of his title, and kept pushing him into the corner until they ran his contract out and never looked back.

"It's an embarrassment what they are doing to Chris (Mullin)," one GM said to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News .

Yes. That word again: "Embarrassment."

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