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This qualitative and quantitative research study explored Joe Lacob's managerial success and its impact on the Golden State Warriors—driving the Warriors from insignificant to one of the most triumphant franchises in sports history. The thesis that Lacob's management is what ultimately led the Warriors to success will be maintained through a thorough analysis of how Lacob effectively exploits NBA's regulations, his management philosophies as well as his various financial decisions, along with quantitative data to authenticate the analysis. The study also offers a comparison between the management approaches of the Warriors and their competitor, the Los Angeles Lakers, to further substantiate the significance of Lacob's management. The result of the analysis presented a significant relationship between Lacob's management and the Warriors' success.
Joe Lacob, success., management, Golden State Warriors
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