The Warriors Morning Report: Ellis vs. Nelson, the aftermath
By Geoff Lepper
Your daily guided tour through the national and local media coverage of the always-entertaining Golden State Warriors.
San Francisco Chronicle (Rusty Simmons): Not much different than his earlier blog post immediately after the Ellis-Nelson confrontation. Apparently, Ellis didn’t get his ankles taped at the hotel, and therefore missed the start of practice, drawing Nelson’s ire. Or some such thing.
Contra Costa Times (Marcus Thompson II): More from the RSC. The money quote for me is the last one, where Nelson tries to absolve himself of all blame: “If you want to be any good, you’ve got to have good chemistry. … The coach can help when the players are willing.”
New York Post (Peter Vecsey): Mostly, it’s a column about Byron Scott’s ouster in New Orleans, but it includes this hilarious quote from Al Harrington: “Had I stayed with the Warriors any longer I felt for sure (Nelson) would have ended my NBA career.” Yikes.
(A Byron Scott aside: Did you see Baron Davis’ Tweet about the coach he battled with repeatedly before finally getting traded to Golden State? “B. Scott got fired… Sad to see that happen! Good Coach!” Talk about your BS for B.S.)
Fast Break/San Jose Mercury News (Adam Lauridsen): I like that as the Warriors have descended back into madness, Adam has gotten more and more crotchety. “All this chaff is thrown into the air not to cover up some secret plan, but to disguise the absence of a plan. It creates the appearance of responding to changing circumstances, when in reality there’s been almost no change at all. Nelson makes a lot of noise to distract people from the deafening silence coming from the offices of Rowell and Cohan.”
The Cohn Zohn/Santa Rosa Press Democrat (Lowell Cohn): Lowell raises the question whether Monta deliberately set up his confrontation in front of reporters so it would be sure to be noticed and made public. I’m not sure that Ellis necessarily put that much thought into it, but I will say that if Ellis was looking to “accidentally” have the media see him blow up, there’s no better place for it than the RSC. The basketball court there is in a glass-walled enclosure, and reporters are well within earshot for the last 30 minutes or so.
ESPNDallas.com (Marc Stein): Josh Howard is on the shelf because of his surgically repaired left ankle, but don’t expect that to move the Mavericks closer to acquiring Stephen Jackson.
Warriors Wire/Santa Rosa Press Democrat (Jared Cowley): Even the optimistic crowd acknowledges the Stephen Jackson Era has run its course.
gswscribe (Marcus Thompson II): Jax has spent the last couple days listening to oldies. Sam Cook. Marvin Gaye. Al Green. “Trying to keep my sanity.”
KNBR (Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey): Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated likens the Ellis-Nelson drama to a “lovers’ quarrel” and compares it to the Isiah Thomas years of the Knicks. Oh boy.
SB Nation (Andrew Sharp): Tupac quotes for the rest of the Warriors.
One Response to “The Warriors Morning Report: Ellis vs. Nelson, the aftermath”
geraldmcgrew November 13th, 2009 at 10:14 pm
Jackson, Azubuike, and Law for Howard
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