Dodgers co-owner preaches patience with pickups

Dodgers co-owner preaches patience with pickups

SAN FRANCISCO -- Peter Guber, the entertainment entrepreneur who is part-owner of the Dodgers and the NBA's Golden State Warriors, said he's not disappointed that the recent spending spree on impact acquisitions hasn't resulted in the club's immediate turnaround.

"It's not fair to judge anything for almost a season," said Guber. "The objectives of both groups were completely different. [Dodgers president] Stan Kasten, [general manager] Ned Colletti and [manager] Don Mattingly had an objective and the Red Sox had an objective to rebuild.

"You can't tell nine days later. Look at it for a season. Not over three weeks. We did it to send signals, to the fans, to the media. You have to recognize that it's a business proposition. The biggest risk in business is taking no risk."

Guber, in addition to being an accomplished motion-picture producer, owned several Minor League teams. In the last two years, he purchased the Warriors with former Celtics minority owner Joe Lacob and was brought in by Magic Johnson as part of the group that purchased the Dodgers from Frank McCourt.

Guber said his role in the group is to help improve the fan experience at Dodger Stadium.