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).
Center Neil Johnston once again leads the NBA in scoring at 24.4 ppg, but it is not enough as the Warriors miss the playoffs for the second straight year by finishing in 4th place with a 29-43 record.
Philadelphia High School legend Wilt Chamberlain joins the Warriors and dominates the league right away winning the Rookie of the Year, and NBA MVP, while leading the league in scoring (37.6) and rebounds (27.0).
Philadelphia would only be without pro-basketball for 1 year, as the Syracuse Nationals who the Warriors battled seemingly every year in the playoffs moved to the city they vacated in 1963, becoming the
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