Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors are a basketball team of the American Basketball League NBA. The franchise is located in Oakland, California. The current name refers to the state of California, which is called in reference to the gold rush of 1849 " Golden State ".
The club was founded in 1946 under the name Philadelphia Warriors of Eddie Gottlieb was one of the founding members of the National Basketball Association, first Basketball Association of America ( BAA ) called. 1946/47, the team won the first officially discharged professional basketball championship in the United States. 1961 Gottlieb sold the team to an investment group from San Francisco, after which they changed their name in San Francisco Warriors. 1970 finally saw the move to the other side of San Francisco Bay, Oakland, and renamed the " Golden State Warriors".
After a successful section at the beginning of the 90's (after the players Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin as Run TMC era called ) was the franchise for a long time as one of the least successful in the league. The team could not qualify 1994-2007 13 seasons long for the playoffs - a record in the NBA. Since 2004, Chris Mullin has worked as a general manager, but the targets could not be reached. However, its activity is so far seen as more successful than the work of his predecessor Gary St. Jean, who is regarded by fans as the " Worst GM Ever".
However, in the season 2006/ 07 they reached after a long time the playoffs, where they met an eight -placed on the top-ranked Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks were due to their outstanding season in which they were with 67 victories, the most successful team in the NBA, as a big favorite. Despite all, the Golden State Warriors translated surprisingly, by thanks to brilliant fighting services and good tactics of their coaches Don Nelson 4-2 victories. It was only the third time in the history of the NBA play-offs and the first time since the introduction of best- of-seven series in the first play-off round, that a set at position eight team against the Regular Season prevailed Champ. However, she dropped out in the second round against the Utah Jazz.
The team won in a time when it was still located in Philadelphia twice the championship, in 1947 and 1956. After moving to California still got one more added in 1975, even as the Golden State Warriors.
In July 2010 it was announced that the former owner Chris Cohan wants the team to a record amount of 450 million U.S. dollars to Joe Lacob and Peter Guber sell. Cohan had been struggling with financial difficulties, and in the 15 years that he owned the team, the Warriors reached only once in the 2006/07 season the playoffs. According to the press was therefore been decisive in particular the geographical location of the team for the high purchase price. The San Francisco Bay Area is considered, with around seven million inhabitants as one of the most profitable markets in the USA Basketball. Joe Lacob said after the purchase that he planned with his partner to return the Warriors to the old size, and become the team to fight for no less than the title ( "It is our passion to return the Warriors to greatness and build nothing short of a championship organization thatwill make all of us in the Bay Area proud. " )
In May 2012, was the announcement that the team will play in 2017 in a new arena at the old homestead San Francisco.
In the 2012/13 season was ever again achieved sixth place in the Western Conference after six years and the second time within 19 years of the playoffs. The most important players with over 20 points per game and a historic NBA record of 272 three-point throws was Stephen Curry. In the first round of the playoffs, the Warriors met the Denver Nuggets and the series could decide for itself 4-2. In the second round, the Warriors met the San Antonio Spurs. Against the favorites from Texas, the Warriors finally had to admit defeat with 2:4.
Honors and significant achievements
The following back numbers of significant Warriors players (even from the time in Philadelphia and San Francisco ) are no longer awarded up to Wilt Chamberlain all these players were honored in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
Since 1966, the Oracle Arena is the home of the Golden State Warriors Hall. At home games, the Arena offers 19 596 spectators. Only during the renovation of the Oracle Arena from 1996 to 1997 left the Warriors the arena and completed their home games at the HP Pavilion in neighboring San Jose.
During her time in San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, the War Memorial Gymnasium and the Cow Palace was the home venues of the Warriors. From 2017, a newly built arena in San Francisco to be the new home of Hall of Warriors.