Golden State Warriors

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July 6, 2022

The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team in the NBA West Conference Pacific Division, based in San Francisco, California, United States. It was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1946 as a member of the NBA's predecessor, BAA, and achieved the championship in its first season, 1946-1947. This is the first win in NBA history since the creation of the BAA. In 1962, when they moved their hometown to San Francisco, California, the team name was changed to “San Francisco Warriors”, and in 1971, they moved their hometown to Oakland, across from San Francisco, using the current team name, “Golden State Warriors”. After the completion of their new home stadium, the Chase Center in San Francisco, they moved to San Francisco in 2019. The Warriors played in the 1946-1947 season, 1955-1956 season, 1974-1975 season, 2014-2015 season, 2016-2017 season, He has won a total of 7 league titles in the 2017-2018 season and the 2021-2022 season.

Franchise History

Beginning of founding

The Warriors were founded in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors as a founding member of the BAA. The owners were Peter Tarrell and Stephen Kim, who also owned the American Hockey League Philadelphia Rockets. Tarrell appointed Eddie Gottlieb as manager and general manager, who served as a long-time basketball promoter in the Philadelphia area. Eddie took the team name from the early professional team in Philadelphia. The Warriors are one of the few teams named after Native Americans in the United States, such as the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians.

1946-1962: Philadelphia Warriors

In the 1946-47 season, the Warriors won the Chicago Staggs 4-1 (BAA became the NBA in 1949). Gottlieb purchased the Warriors in 1951. In the 1955-56 season, the Warriors again won the Fort Wayne Pistons 4-1. The Warriors' star players at the time were Paul Arrigine, Tom Golla, and Neil Johnston, who would later become Hall of Fame members. In 1959, the Warriors signed a draft contract with Wilt Chamberlain. Known as "Walt the Long", Chamberlain smashed NBA scoring records and changed the way he played, claiming his six-time top scorer title. He scored 100 points against the New York Knicks in a 1962 home game for the Warriors at Neutral Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

1962-1971: San Francisco Warriors

In 1962, Franklin Miuly bought most of the stake in the team, moving the franchise to the San Francisco Bay Area and changing the team name to the San Francisco Warriors. During the 1964–65 season, the Warriors traded Wilt Chamberlain to the Philadelphia 76ers for Connie Ducking, Lee Schaefer, Paul Neuman and $150,000 in cash, but only 17 wins of the season. In 1965, the Warriors picked Rick Berry in the first round, who became Rookie of the Year and led the team to the finals. In 1971, he moved to Oakland, across from San Francisco.

2009 ~ 2015: Curry, Thompson, Green, Iguodala + Center

In 2009, rookie Stephen Curry, graduating from Davidson University, was selected as the 7th pick in the first round. After that, the team that was in a downturn was gradually prepared for a leap to the top as manager Steve Kerr put together the team around Curry. In the 2012 Rookie of the Year draft, Harrison Barnes was selected 7th overall in the first round. Pesus Ejelli was ranked 30th overall, Draymond G.