June 4, 2012
Alvin Attles Statement On The Passing Of Former Warriors Owner Jim Fitzgerald

Golden State Warriors’ legend Alvin Attles released the following statement regarding the passing of former Warriors owner and longtime NBA executive Jim Fitzgerald:

    “I’m deeply saddened to learn about the death of Jim Fitzgerald, who I considered a very dear friend and someone who epitomized class,” said Attles. “Mr. Fitzgerald was simply a terrific man of incredible character and high standards who was a model owner for the Warriors and the NBA. He always put the needs and concerns of others ahead of himself and was one of the most giving and caring individuals I have ever met. He enriched the lives of his friends, employees and acquaintances and for that we are forever grateful. My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family during this difficult time.”
In May of 1986, Fitzgerald led a group of investors in the purchase of the Warriors and served as Chairman until he, and co-owner Dan Finnane, sold the team in January of 1995. The Janesville, WI, native passed away this morning at the age of 86.