The Golden State Warriors are going to lose an enormous a part of their franchise on the finish of the season, as Warriors president and CEO Rick Welts is planning on retiring on the finish of the 2020-21 season, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Welts is a trailblazer within the LGBTQ group, turning into the primary brazenly homosexual skilled sports activities govt in Could 2011 in a characteristic for the New York Occasions.
Presently 68-years-old, Welts began working in basketball in 1969 as a ballboy with the Seattle SuperSonics, finally taking on because the director of public relations by 1979. and labored within the NBA’s league workplace. Working within the league workplace over the following twenty years, Welts can be vital as a result of he’s credited as a creator for the idea of All-Star Weekend,
After a stint because the President of the Phoenix Suns, Welts took over his present place with the Warriors in 2011, serving to lead Golden State to 4 NBA Championships and 6 Western Convention Championships.
Whereas Welts is retiring, he plans on staying within the Warriors group as an advisor shifting ahead (per ESPN).