Bay Area Buzz: Trask Resigns, Bogut Key to Game 4

Aug 11, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders chief executive officer Amy Trask watches practice before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at the O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Amy Trask’s Raiders Legacy: A Trail Blazer and Al Davis’ Essential Lieutenant in a Chaotic Time

And Trask, a woman in the NFL world, performed it as deftly as anybody could… To have Al’s trust meant you couldn’t embrace any outside ideas, but to run the team, she had to convince Al to compromise occasionally and let her make financial decisions when he wasn’t able to.

Just to keep the franchise running. The football wasn’t good, but at least the lights were still on.

That’s her legacy: In an enormously difficult time, as the standard-bearer faltered, she kept the franchise from crashing … and directed the handover (financial and spiritual) to Mark Davis.

- Tim Kawikami, San Jose Mercury News

Warriors: Andrew Bogut Needs to Remain on Court

If the Warriors hope to even up this series, they’ll need to find a way to keep Andrew Bogut on the court. Bogut has been effective when he’s played in this series, but in two out of three games, Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich has fouled Bogut intentionally and each time it’s aided in getting the Warriors’ big man off the court.

For the first time in the postseason, the Warriors looked very vulnerable and very beatable on Friday. And now, with Curry hobbling, things are starting to look dire for Golden State.

But the Warriors have responded in a big way from losses before in these playoffs. They’ll have another chance to do it again on Sunday – and they’re going to need to.

- Matt Steinmetz, CSN Bay Area

San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan Has Earned Job Security

he reshuffle worked, thanks to professional meshing by all involved through the ups and downs of this crazy lockout-truncated season. Wilson might well be correct in calling this the best staff in team history. But if that is true, it would hardly be prudent to have McLellan or his staff begin 2013-14 as a lame ducks.

In fact, Wilson surely will not allow that, even if he doesn’t want to tell anyone. In terms of the best offseason reward for McLellan’s performance, his record does all the telling necessary.

- Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News

Topics: Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders, San Jose Sharks

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