"This is a much-deserved promotion for Robert," said Cohan. "It has been a pleasure for me to watch his growth and development as one of the top young executives in professional sports over the last several years. We are extremely fortunate to have him as an integral part of our organization, where his dedication, innovation, foresight and leadership ability will continue to guide the Warriors in a positive direction in all aspects of our business."
Rowell will enter his 9th season with the Warriors
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During his tenure with the Warriors, Rowell has spearheaded the creation of the club's marketing arm - Great Time Out Entertainment (GTOE) - served as a major figure in the success of NBA All-Star 2000 (hosted by the Warriors) and has strategically guided a team that has established an increase in attendance each of the last three seasons, including an all-time franchise record last season. Additionally, under Rowell's direction, the Warriors website - www.warriors.com - has enjoyed one of the league's most dramatic increases in on-line sales (nearly 200% from last year).