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:

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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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