Lacob: Warriors Were Close to Landing Howard
Fans will, of course, remember that just three months ago, center Dwight Howard was holding hostage much of the attention of the NBA world, which was awaiting his decision on where to sign in free agency.
“I don’t like to focus on those who aren’t here,” (Warriors’ owner Joe) Lacob told SN as part of an exclusive conversation this week. “Good luck in Houston, Mr. Howard. And I am sure he will help that team, they will be better. But we would not have gone after him if we didn’t think we had a chance or that it made sense. … We were a lot closer than people realize to perhaps that actually happening, (Howard) coming here. I think that is a testament to what is happening here. He was affected by the presentation that he saw by our ownership and our management.”