Warriors-Welts Basketball

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors COO and President Rick Welts is shown during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Chase Center in San Francisco. Welts will leave his job as Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer after this season and stay in the organization as an adviser. This is Welts' 10th season with the team, and the Warriors said Thursday, April 8, 2021 they expect to name his successor within a week.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors President and chief operating officer Rick Welts will leave his job after this season but stay with the organization as an adviser. The Warriors said Thursday they expect to name a successor within a week. The 68-year-old Welts has spent more than four decades in the NBA, including a stint at the league office in New York. He led the project plan at second-year Chase Center, where the Warriors will welcome back fans for their April 23 home game against the Denver Nuggets.

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