The Info List - Joe Lacob

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JOSEPH STEVEN LACOB (born January 10, 1956) is an American business executive who is currently a partner at Kleiner Perkins
Kleiner Perkins
Caufield & Byers and the majority owner of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).


* 1 Early life * 2 Professional career * 3 Personal life * 4 References


Lacob grew up in a Jewish family in New Bedford, Massachusetts . His father worked at a paper products company, his mother at a local supermarket. His favorite team in boyhood was the Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
of the NBA. When he was 14, the company that employed his father was sold. The only worker the new owners retained was his dad. The Lacob family relocated to Anaheim, California and Joe switched his allegiance to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim .

Lacob earned a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), a master's in public health (epidemiology) from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business . "I was a very poor kid," Lacob recalled. "Had nothing. I paid every dime of my education through college. Every single dime. I was the first person to graduate from college in the history of my family. Ever. I came from nothing."


Lacob has been a partner at Kleiner Perkins
Kleiner Perkins
, a Venture capital investing firm , since 1987. His investments have centered around firms involved in life sciences, medical technology, Internet and energy, and such enterprises as AutoTrader.com , Align Technology and NuVasive . Before he joined Kleiner Perkins, Lacob held executive positions with Cetus Corporation (now Chiron), FHP International (a health maintenance organization) and the management-consulting firm of Booz, Allen -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

* ^ http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/ind_detail/LACOB%7CJOSEPH+STEVEN%7CWOODSIDE%7CCA%7C94062%7C/ * ^ Ross, Andrew (July 16, 2010). "New owner Lacob is passionate about Warriors and making sure Lebron doesn\'t win anything". San Francisco Chronicle. * ^ Howard-Cooper, Scott (October 19, 2010). "Warriors hope Lee, new philosophy mean return to playoffs". NBA.com. * ^ ESPN Grantland: "The Winter of Jerry West - Catching up with The Logo at his home in West Virginia" By Jonathan Abrams October 5, 2011 * ^ A B C D E F Thompson II, Marcus (March 11, 2011). "Lacob\'s dream comes true -- partially". San Jose Mercury News
San Jose Mercury News
. Archived from the original on March 11, 2011. * ^ Smith, Marcia C. (June 12, 2008). "Orange County boy returns to area as part owner of Celtics". Retrieved March 11, 2008. * ^ Kleiner Perkins
Kleiner Perkins
website * ^ Proxy statement for Align Technology, as quoted at Forbes.com * ^ see Kawakami interview, part 3 * ^ Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
press release January 18, 2006 * ^ NBA press release July 15, 2010, "Report: Warriors sold for record $450 million" * ^ A B Thompson II, Marcus (2010-11-13). "Group headed by Joseph Lacob, Peter Guber finally gets NBA approval to take over Golden State Warriors". The San Jose Mercury. Archived from the original on 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2010-11-14. Even before the NBA approved the sale, Lacob had a hand in personnel decisions with Cohan's blessing. * ^ see Kawakami interview, part 2 * ^ Simmons, Rusty (February 4, 2011). "Nelson cites Warriors\' effort, calls roster flawed". San Francisco Chronicle . Archived from the original on February 6, 2011. It was done really professionally," Nelson said. "I talked to (Lacob) on the phone before I got fired, and I was really impressed. I was a little surprised with the way things happened, but I think it is for the best for everybody. * ^ http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/11988620/golden-state-warriors-owner-joe-lacob-criticizes-former-coach-mark-jackson * ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirk-lacob-b7b87a6 * ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/kent-lacob-75a60260

* v * t * e

Current majority team owners in the National Basketball Association

Eastern Conference


* Boston Basketball Partners ( Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
) * Mikhail Prokhorov ( Brooklyn Nets ) * The Madison Square Garden Company ( New York Knicks ) * Joshua Harris ( Philadelphia 76ers ) * Maple Leaf Sports border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* Jerry Reinsdorf ( Chicago Bulls ) * Dan Gilbert ( Cleveland Cavaliers ) * Tom Gores ( Detroit Pistons ) * Herbert Simon ( Indiana Pacers ) * Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry ( Milwaukee Bucks )


* Tony Ressler ( Atlanta Hawks ) * Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
( Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Hornets
) * Micky Arison ( Miami Heat
Miami Heat
) * RDV Sports, Inc. ( Orlando Magic ) * Ted Leonsis
Ted Leonsis
( Washington Wizards
Washington Wizards

Western Conference


* Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban
( Dallas Mavericks ) * Leslie Alexander ( Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets
) * Robert Pera ( Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
) * Tom Benson ( New Orleans Pelicans ) * Spurs Sports & Entertainment
Spurs Sports & Entertainment
( Peter Holt , Chairman border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* Ann Walton Kroenke ( Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
) * Glen Taylor ( Minnesota Timberwolves ) * Professional Basketball Club (Clayton Bennett , Chairman border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* Peter Guber and Joe Lacob ( Golden State Warriors ) * Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
( Los Angeles Clippers ) * Jeanie Buss
Jeanie Buss
( Los Angeles Lakers ) * Robert Sarver
Robert Sarver
( Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
) * Vivek Ranadivé ( Sacramento Kings )

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