Based in San Francisco, California, the Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team that competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. The team was founded in 1946 in Philadelphia, in 1962 the warriors moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and took the city’s name, before changing its geographic moniker to Golden State in 1971. The teams play their home games as their home ground at the Chase Center.
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Led by golden and Hall of Fame trio Tom Gola, Paul Arizin, and Neil Johnson, the Warriors State won the inaugural BBA (Basketball Association of America) championship in 1947 and then won again later in 1956. The teams moved to San Francisco after a brief reconstruction period after the trade of star Wilt Chamberlain. In 1975, the Warriors won their third championship led by star players like Jamal Wilkes, Neil Johnson, and Rick Barry and this event is largely considered one of the biggest upset in NBA history.
The team struggled in the 1980s, then became playoff regulars at the turn of the decade with stars Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and Chris Mullin, nicknamed “Run TMC”. The team returned to championship glory in 2015, led by Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green; they won again in 2017 and 2018, with the help of former MVP Kevin Durant.
State Warriors signed Steve Kerr as a head coach to a reported five-years for $25 million on 14th May 2014. The Warriors completed the 2014–2015 regular season with a league-best record of 67–15, setting a new record for most wins in franchise history.
On July 4, 2016, Kevin Durant announced he would leave the Oklahoma City Thunder to sign a two-year contract with the Golden State Warriors. On July 7, Durant signed his contract, which gave the Warriors a fourth All-NBA player on their team. According to oddsmakers, the Durant signing made the Warriors prohibitive favorites to win the 2017 NBA championship. The Warriors posted many notable achievements during the 2016–17 regular season. On November 7, 2016, Stephen Curry set the NBA record for most 3-pointers in a game with 13, in a 116–106 win over the Pelicans.