Warriors president Rick Welts retiring after 2021 season

Rick Welts Chase Center

The Warriors will have a major hole to fill during the offseason.

Golden State president and chief operating officer Rick Welts plans to retire at the end of the season, the team announced Thursday.

Welts -- who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018 -- joined the Warriors in late 2011.

The Seattle native played a massive role in making Chase Center a reality, and in December 2019 was named Outstanding Executive at the third annual SportTechie Awards.

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