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Golden State Warriors win PBWA’S 2016-17 Brian McIntyre Media Relations Award

The Golden State Warriors have won the 2016-17 Brian McIntyre Media Relations Award, which is presented each season to an NBA media relations staff that best exemplifies standards of professionalism and excellence, the Professional Basketball Writers Association announced today.

The Warriors’ full-time basketball media relations staff consists of Vice President of Communications Raymond Ridder, Senior Director of Public Relations Dan Martinez, Director of Publications and Statistical Information Darryl Arata, Public Relations Manager Brett Winkler and Public Relations Assistant Matt de Nesnera.

The Warriors have won the Brian McIntyre Award four times, including last year. No other team has won the award four times.

Ridder, Martinez, Arata, Winkler, de Nesnera and Coach Steve Kerr foster an atmosphere of mutual respect with journalists. Their energetic work and their players’ professionalism facilitate accurate, in-depth coverage of the team.

The media relations staffs of the Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors also were finalists for the award.

The Warriors won through a vote of PBWA members.

The award is named for Brian McIntyre, the longtime former NBA public relations director.

The PBWA is composed of over 200 writers and editors who cover the NBA on a regular basis for newspapers, online outlets and magazines.

Brian McIntyre Media Relations Award winners
2006-07 Phoenix Suns
2007-08 Toronto Raptors
2008-09 Portland Trail Blazers
2009-10 Golden State Warriors
2010-11 Indiana Pacers
2011-12 Milwaukee Bucks
2012-13 Indiana Pacers
2013-14 Golden State Warriors
2014-15 Toronto Raptors
2015-16 Golden State Warriors
2016-17 Golden State Warriors

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