Chris Cohan. Robert Rowell. Don Nelson. Three mishaps, three egos, three stubborn characters. That, in a nutshell, epitomizes the state of the Golden State Warriors.
The horrendous defeat to the lowly Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 6 should not stand as a surprise to any of the Golden State Warriors' faithful fans. It's the norm for the disoriented Bay Area based team, who have known no better terms than "embarrassing" and "failure" for 15 of the past 16 seasons.
Even when success attempted to knock on their doors in both the 2006-2007 and the 2007-2008 campaigns, it was virtually shown the door the season after when Cohan, Rowell, and Nelson destroyed the franchise by bickering over who has the divine right to acquire control of this franchise and the money.
Instead of losing each other, they teamed up against former GM Chris Mullin, stripped him of his title, and kept pushing him into the corner until they ran his contract out and never looked back.
"It's an embarrassment what they are doing to Chris (Mullin)," one GM said to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News .
Yes. That word again: "Embarrassment."
It should be familiar for anyone who has been following the team for the past five years and it should become a permanent label for this franchise.
Embarrassment has not only surfaced over the last couple of dismal years. On the contrary, it has been an accumulation over the past decade running from the Chris Webber days, through Latrell Sprewell, through Gilbert Arenas, Baron Davis, Al Harrington, and finally Stephen Jackson and Monta Ellis. It's the only viable and valid word to illustrate the horrendous nature of this dismal organization.
Nelson, teaming up with the destructive duo of Cohan and Rowell, should stand as one of the biggest embarressments and failures in team history.
So, when the Warriors get handed two consecutive blowouts less than 48-hours apart from supposedly "weak" teams in the likes of the Los Angeles Clippers (at home) and the Sacramento Kings, do not be surprised.
When Ellis claims that pairing up with Stephen Curry in the backcourt is not the way to win basketball games, do not feel surprised. It's the truth. Truth and this franchise cannot and will not co-exist under this appalling management.
When Don Nelson, with a straight face, says, "Chris Cohan is the perfect owner," do not feel amazed.
It's how the Warriors roll.