April 21, 2011

Warriors Sign Season Ticket Holder Pat House
Kentfield Resident Returns For 24th Season Under Risk-Free Renewal Agreement

The Golden State Warriors have signed season ticket holder Pat House for the 2011-12 season, co-owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber announced today. A member of the greatest fan base in all of professional sports, House came to terms on a risk-free agreement that will ensure his place at Oracle Arena next season.

“This renewal plan is just one small example of our commitment to our shareholders,” said Lacob. “We owe it to our incredible fans, like Pat, to raise our level of expectations for this organization and to perform at the highest level in all possible phases.”

House, who resides in Kentfield, has been a season ticket holder for 20-plus years dating back to the 1988-89 campaign. He attends approximately 10 -12 games each season with either his wife, kids or friends and lists Monta Ellis, who he believes should have been an All-Star this season, as his favorite Golden State player. Late this season, House had a chance to win $10,000 at the game against the Lakers on April 6, but his half-court shot was barely off target.

“I actually came pretty close,” said House, when recalling the shot. “It was just a little to the right. Still, it was a great night because we beat the Lakers and we had not done that in a long time.”

One of the team’s longest-tenured Season Ticket Holders, House has witnessed many exciting games and events during his two decade-plus run with the team. He lists the Run TMC era and the 2007 Playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks as two of his most memorable times. However, his interest in the Warriors started long before Chris Mullin and Baron Davis.

“I actually attended about six (6) games during the 1975 Championship season with my dad,” said House, who lists Rick Barry and Jamaal Wilkes as two of his favorite all-time Warrior players. “That was a really fun year. Hopefully we can get back to that level.”

“We feel very fortunate to retain a fan like Pat for the upcoming season,” said Guber. “He is a valued member of our organization, and one of the key components to the unmatched atmosphere at Oracle Arena. Our goal is to honor and reward our fans’ loyalty in every way possible.”

As a renewed season ticket holder, House was automatically entered for the chance to win prizes at a recent Warriors game, including the opportunity to shoot a half court shot for $10,000 cash. See a video recap of his experience below, including the prize package he chose.