This morning, the Golden State Warriors made official their planned move to San Francisco for the 2017/18 season. Here's a roundup of reactions from around the league and media to the announcement:
- NBA commissioner David Stern praised the move (transcript via Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News), pointing to the Warriors' need to play in a more modern facility than Oakland's Oracle Arena.
- Stern also mentioned that there are no territorial-rights issues in the NBA, meaning it would be possible for the Bay Area to have two teams in the future.
- Warriors owner Joe Lacob talked to reporters (transcript also courtesy of Kawakami) following the announcement and highlighted plans to make the new facility enviromentally sustainable.
- Kawakami raised questions in a column about the lack of specifics given by Lacob in the press conference.