Category Archives: Larry Riley

2010-11 Golden State Warriors Final Grades

Monta Ellis: A+

A great scorer, yes, but this year he became so much more.  A great distributor, a great clutch closer, a great teammate. A team leader.  A superstar in the making.

A couple of years ago, I wrote that I believed that Monta had the makings of a supreme point guard, because his passes had laser-like accuracy: they always seemed to hit his man in the hands.  This opinion was scoffed at.  Well, in last night’s broadcast, we learned that Monta leads the entire NBA in shooting % by recipients of his passes.  Hmmm.         Continue reading

The Smart Move

“It’s the smart move; Tessio was always smarter.” – Michael Corleone, on being betrayed.

I. Joe Lacob

We’ve heard a lot of different explanations and insinuations why Don Nelson is no longer coaching the Warriors.  I’ve sifted through the lot of it — “pitchforked” would probably be a better word — and think in the end it really comes down to this:

There can be only one Godfather.

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