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Golden State Warriors

San Francisco Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are a National Basketball Association team based in Oakland, California.

Founded: 1946
Formerly known as: Philadelphia Warriors, San Francisco Warriors
Home Arena: Oakland Arena
Uniform colors: Midnight blue, Golden yellow, and Red
Logo design: A stylized blue tinted man (a Native American warrior, which is a throwback to previous logos) holding a lightning bolt on a basketball background.
NBA Championships: 1947 and 1956 in Philadelphia, 1975 in Oakland

Franchise history

The Philadelphia Warriors were among the first BAA teams. In 1962, they moved to the Bay Area and changed their name to the San Francisco Warriors. In 1970, they changed their name to the Golden State Warriors. As the Golden State Warriors, the franchise has only won one championship, in 1975. That team was coached by former Warrior Al Attles, and led on the court bu Rick Barry, Jamaal Wilkes, and Phil Smith. The team had another successful string of wins in the late 80s/early 90s with the high scoring trio of point guard Tim Hardaway, guard Mitch Richmond, and forward Chris Mullin (collectively known as Run T-M-C).

Players of note

Basketball Hall of Famers

Not to be forgotten

Retired numbers

Current stars

  • Jason Richardson (Winner of Slam Dunk Contest 2002, 2003)
  • Troy Murphy
  • Mike Dunleavy, Jr.

External links

  • Golden State Warriors official web site (http://www.nba.com/warriors/)
  • Official Golden State Warriors Summer Pro League web site (http://www.summerproleage.com/)
  • AmIAnnoying.com - Golden State Warriors (http://www.amiannoying.com/(tvzdgtiwcey31555j0cjsvff)/view.aspx?id=11508&collection=3069)
National Basketball Association
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division: Boston Celtics | New Jersey Nets | New York Knicks | Philadelphia 76ers | Toronto Raptors
Central Division: Chicago Bulls | Cleveland Cavaliers | Detroit Pistons | Indiana Pacers | Milwaukee Bucks
Southeast Division: Atlanta Hawks | Charlotte Bobcats | Miami Heat | Orlando Magic | Washington Wizards
Western Conference
Northwest Division: Denver Nuggets | Minnesota Timberwolves | Portland Trail Blazers | Seattle SuperSonics | Utah Jazz
Pacific Division: Golden State Warriors | Los Angeles Clippers | Los Angeles Lakers | Phoenix Suns | Sacramento Kings
Southwest Division: Dallas Mavericks | Houston Rockets | Memphis Grizzlies | New Orleans Hornets | San Antonio Spurs

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The Philadelphia Warriors were the first champions of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), the league that evolved into today's NBA.
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