Zaza Pachulia

Watch Warriors execs Zaza Pachulia, Rick Welts ring NYSE Opening Bell

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Watch Warriors execs Zaza Pachulia, Rick Welts ring NYSE Opening Bell

Where were Zaza Pachulia and Rick Welts on Monday morning?

The former Warriors big man -- who now is a team consultant -- and the franchise's President/Chief Operating Officer were in New York City to ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Zaza must have spent hours preparing for this moment because his clapping simply was spectacular.

The Golden State Warriors and Chase were invited in celebration of the opening of Chase Center, which hosted its first ever NBA game Saturday night.

The Warriors fell 123-101 to the Lakers in their preseason opener, though the result really doesn't matter. 

But fortunately for Zaza, he has a strong alibi if coach Steve Kerr asks him what he was up to this morning:

[RELATED: Steph is everyone wondering why LeBron hustled in preseason]

No word yet on if the two-time NBA champion will make it back to San Francisco in time for the Warriors' open practice on Monday night.

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Steve Kerr ribs new consultant Zaza Pachulia after Warriors' first practice

Steve Kerr ribs new consultant Zaza Pachulia after Warriors' first practice

At one point or another, most people experience the moment when someone gives them a blank stare after you tell them what your profession is.

For the first time in his life, Zaza Pachulia might be in that spot.

After a lengthy NBA career, Pachulia joined the Warriors front office this offseason as a consultant. A consultant is one of those occupations where no one really knows what the job entails. Whether you're a legal consultant, public relations consultant or a basketball consultant, the job is as vague as can be. 

Even Steve Kerr has no idea what Pachulia does.

On Tuesday, Kerr was asked how Pachulia is doing in his new role, and the Warriors head coach took the opportunity to rib his former player.

Better get busy, Zaza.

[RELATED: Klay takes hilarious jab at Draymond in Instagram comment]

Pachulia's return to the Bay also reignited his bromance with star shooting guard Klay Thompson.

Since Pachulia's job is nebulous and Thompson is recovering from a torn ACL, the two undoubtedly will create many more buddy cop-worthy moments.

Perhaps Zaza will even take the ferry to work with Klay.

Klay Thompson jokes back at Steph Curry on Zaza Pachulia's Instagram

Klay Thompson jokes back at Steph Curry on Zaza Pachulia's Instagram

It's all good until Zaza Pachulia accidentally hurts Steph Curry in Warriors training camp. 

Pachulia, who played for the Warriors from 2016 through '18 and recently was hired by Golden State as a consultant, took his bromance with former teammate Klay Thompson to Instagram. But Steph Curry had to roast the two, hitting them with a #thefilteredlife comment on Monday. 

On Tuesday night, Thompson fired back at his fellow Splash Brother. Klay has a plan to take down Steph: He and Zaza are getting the point guard with a knuckle sandwich.

The Warriors already have one star guard on the shelf in Thompson, and they certainly can't afford two. Curry will be heavily relied upon this season as Klay recovers from a torn ACL, and keeping the two-time MVP healthy will be the Warriors' main concern. 

[RELATED: Pachulia 'excited' to be back in new role with Warriors]

Keep the knuckle sandwiches in the comments section, Klay.

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