The Golden State Warriors is an American professional basketball team playing under the Western conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA) based in Oakland, California. The warriors are a part of the pacific division in the Western conference. The team was established in the year 1946. The owner of the team is Chris Cohan and the team is currently training under the head coach Don Nelson. The team was originally founded in Philadelphia and was known as the Philadelphia Warriors. Currently the Golden State Warriors became the only NBA team that does not include the name of their state or city in their team name.
In their debut season itself the Warriors won the Basketball Association of America title (The BAA became the National Basketball Association in 1949) in the year 1946. In the 1955-56 season the Warriors once again made it through to the finals of the NBA Championship. They defeated the Fort Wayne Pistons four games to one in the finals and acquired the NBA championship for the second time.
In the 1974-75 season the warriors won their only championship on the west coast. With the likes of Rick Barry, Jamaal Wilkes and Phil Smith the warriors went on to defeat the Washington Bullets and achieved their third NBA championship title.
The Oracle Arena also known as the Oakland Coliseum Arena is the home court to the Golden State Warriors. The maximum capacity of the arena is 19,596.
Several players like Paul Arizin, Rick Barry, Wilt Chamberlain, Joe Fulks, Tom Gola, Neil Johnston, Jerry Lucas, Robert Parish and Andy Philip have all been a part of the team at some time or the other and their names are also found in the Hall of Famers.
In the 2006-2007 season the Warriors played their first playoffs after a long period of 13 years. They beat the Dallas Mavericks in the first game of the playoffs but later were crushed down in the 2nd game. Then the Warriors found their strength and bounced back in the 3rd, 4th and the 5th by wining the series 3-2. On May 3, 2007 once again the Warriors beat the Mavericks and became the only 8th seeded team in the history of NBA to beat the 1st seeded team. This was the Warriors first playoff series win in 16 years.
The 2007-08 season was a complete disappointment for the Warriors as compared to the preceding season. Despite of wining 48 matches in the regular season the team did not make it to the playoffs.
The side enjoyed a golden period with coach Steve Kerr and star point guard Stephen Curry leading them to NBA championships in 2015, 2017 and 2018, along with five NBA Finals in five seasons. After two injury-ruined seasons, the Warriors won again in 2022 with Curry crowned NBA Finals MVP for the first time.
- 12 Division titles (1948, 1951, 1956, 1964, 1967, 1975, 1976, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
- 7 Western Conference titles (1975, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022)
- 7 NBA championships (1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2022)