The Warriors announced Monday the team has promoted Kirk Lacob, son of co-owner Joe Lacob, to assistant general manager.
Lacob, formerly the director of basketball operations, will answer to general manager Bob Myers. The Warriors’ front office had a vacancy when Myers was promoted to general manager last month and former general manager Larry Riley was re-assigned as director of scouting. That left one fewer person in the brain trust. Myers said it was unlikely he would look outside the organization to fill the hole, making Kirk Lacob the natural fill.
Lacob has spent the last two seasons juggling a few hats — including, player personnel evaluation, draft preparation and scouting, and even advanced statistics and analysis. In August 2011, he was named general manager of the Dakota Wizards, the NBA Development League franchise the Warriors purchased, and Lacob had been overseeing the potential move to Santa Cruz.