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The Golden State Warriors Are Actually Just An Incubator That Happens To Be Really Good At Basketball

Steph Curry has a tech startup. Klay Thompson shills a wearable. Here's how the NBA champ Dubs are pretty much ready for demo day.

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What it is: "Uber for Coaches."

What it does: It's an app that lets you book private coaches for your child/teen/you to come school you in anything from ice hockey and basketball to triathlon training. According to CoachUp's website, "private coaching is a $6 billion industry and ripe for technological disruption."

Steph's role: "Partner and leadership team member."

Klay Thompson

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What it is: "Wearable tech that automatically tracks shot attempts, makes and misses."

What it does: You attach one sensor to your wrist and one sensor to your basketball net. The sensors monitor when you take a shot and if you make or miss, and both send data to an app on your phone.

Thompson's role: He's partnered with the Kansas City-based startup to host a free "virtual training camp."

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What it is: Twice is a "bad ass SF-based secondhand e-commerce company."

What it does: You can buy individual selections of consignment clothes and have them shipped to your door.

Iggy's role: A famous clothes- and shoeshorse, Iguodala serves as "Menswear Style Director," which includes making a fedora look sexy in promotional videos.

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What it is: Bogut co-owns One Management Group & Consulting.

What it does: The Australian firm represents athletes, television personalities and fitness trainers and is looking to branch out into the tech space.

Bogut's role: In 2013, Bogut arranged a "meet and greet" tour for a company called Teamgage with Silicon Valley investors, reports Australia's Business Review Weekly. The company received equity funding from Metrix Capital Group. "He’s looking to life beyond basketball and he likes the tech space,” Bruce Kreider, the firm's co-owner, said of Bogut in 2013. “He’s a savvy investor and researcher and we’re always looking at opportunities to grow.”

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Last year, Barnes spent a week as a Facebook "extern," hanging out in Menlo park and shadowing Facebook employees. As a high-profile user, Barnes provided the company with valuable product feedback and, of course, remarked on how sick the free cafeteria food is.

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A long-time partner at Sand Hill Road's famous Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers venture capital firm, Lacob has been involved with the investing and incubation of scores of science, energy and medical device companies. He acquired the Golden State Warriors in 2011 and would be a great advisor for a Warrior or two looking to ~disrupt.~

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A partial owner of the Warriors, Palihapitya was one of Facebook's longest tenured employees before moving into the world of venture capital. He's the founder and managing partner of The Social+Capital Partnership.

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