The franchise adopted its brand name Golden State Warriors prior to the 1971 – 1972 season, in order to suggest that the team represented the entire state of California. Almost all home games were played in Oakland that season; six were played in San Diego, but none in San Francisco or Daly City. Oakland Arena became the team’s exclusive home ...
The 1975 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1974 – 1975 NBA season of the National Basketball Association. The Golden State Warriors (48-34) of the Western Conference played against the Washington Bullets (60-22) of the Eastern Conference. The series was played under a best-of-seven format. The Warriors’ home games were played at the Cow Palace in ...
In 1986, Jim Fitzgerald and Dan Finnane, who had also been involved with the Bucks, took over the Golden State Warriors, which they owned through 1995. At the time he owned each of these teams, Fitzgerald had only a “handshake agreement” with Don Nelson, head coach of both teams in turn, not a contract, an arrangement which reflected the friendship ...
Peter Guber serves as the Co-Executive Chairman of the Golden State Warriors. As a co-managing partner, he joined Joe Lacob as the driving force behind the current ownership group’s NBA record-setting bid to purchase the Warriors in 2010. Consultant Marc Ganis said of the purchase, “This could be one of the most valuable teams in the NBA.” The Golden State ...
The 2015 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2014 – 2015 season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the conclusion of the season’s playoffs. The Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors defeated the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers in six games (4–2) for the Warriors’ first title in 40 years and their fourth in franchise history, becoming ...
The 2017 NBA Finals was the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s 2016–17 season and conclusion of the season’s playoffs. The Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors defeated the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers 4 games to 1. This final was the first time in NBA history the same two teams had met for a third consecutive year. ...
The 2018 NBA Finals was the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s 2017 – 2018 season and conclusion of the season’s playoffs. In this best-of-seven playoff, the defending NBA champion and Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors swept the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers 4 games to 0. This final was the first time in any of North ...
The 2022 NBA Finals was the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s 2021–22 season and the conclusion of the season’s playoffs. In this best-of-seven playoff series, the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors defeated the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics in six games, winning their fourth championship in eight years. Golden State’s Stephen Curry was named the Finals ...
History of the Warriors
The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. Founded in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors, they have been part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since its inception. The franchise has won six NBA championships and is one of only eight teams to win multiple titles within four decades. With a roster filled with superstars such as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, their recent success has made them one of the most popular teams in all sports today.
Throughout their long history, the Warriors have had many great players that helped lead them to glory over time. Players like Wilt Chamberlain set scoring records. Rick Barry was an innovative shooter who revolutionized how people played offense at guard positions during his time on the court for Golden State from 1965-67 before being traded away due to financial reasons by then-owner Franklin Mieuli. In 1975 Jerry Lucas joined forces with Phil Smith and Jamaal Wilkes, which formed “Run TMC” – three talented men that took advantage of fast break opportunities leading up to consecutive playoff appearances between 1989-1994 under head coach Don Nelson who implemented an offensive style known as “Nellie Ball” which focused on 3 point shooting efficiency among other things.
In more recent times, stars such as Steph Curry, Klay Thompson & Draymond Green led this organization through some very successful seasons, including five straight trips deep into playoffs from 2014 - 2019, where they have crowned Champions twice (2015 & 2018). This core group, along with Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant & Shaun Livingston, created what became known around league circles referred too "Strength In Numbers" – referring not just to talent but also camaraderie among teammates when it mattered most during crunchtime moments throughout games or series. As we look forward into future years, there's no doubt this team will continue its legacy amongst fans worldwide, making memories never forgotten!
Philadelphia – San Francisco – Oakland - San Francisco
1949 – Present / National Basketball Association
1946 – 1949 / Basketball Association of America
1971 – Present / Golden State Warriors
1962 – 1971 / San Francisco Warriors
1946 – 1962 / Philadelphia Warriors
Warriors – The Golden State Warriors are one of the most successful and iconic teams in the NBA, but did you know that their nickname has an interesting origin story? The team was initially founded as the Philadelphia Warriors in 1946. They quickly became a powerhouse team, winning two championships in three years. As they continued to dominate on the court, fans began referring to them affectionately as “the warriors” or “golden state warriors” due to their success and home state of California being known for its gold rush history.
In 1962, when owner Franklin Mieuli moved his franchise from Philadelphia out west to San Francisco (and eventually Oakland), he officially adopted this popular nickname for his new club: The Golden State Warriors! This is why today we have such a storied franchise with an incredibly unique moniker that reflects its past successes and current location within one of America's most beautiful states.
The name also serves as a reminder that hard work pays off; no matter where your roots may lie or what obstacles you face, anything can be achieved with enough dedication and determination! For sports fans everywhere who admire this legendary basketball organization, it stands for championship-caliber play and perseverance through adversity... something everyone should strive towards daily!
NBA Championships 5
2022, 2018, 2017, 2015, 1975, 1956
Basketball Association of America Championship 0
2020 - Present / Chase Center
2006 – 2019 / Oracle Arena
2005 – 2006 / Oakland Arena
1997 – 2005 / The Arena in Oakland
1971 – 1996 / Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
1966 – 1971 / Cow Palace
1964 – 1966 / San Francisco Civic Auditorium & USF War Memorial Gymnasium
1962 – 1964 / Cow Palace
1952 – 1962 / Philadelphia Convention Hall
1946 – 1962 / Philadelphia Arena
2010 – Present / Peter Guber and Joe Lacob
1995 – 2010 / Chris Cohan
1986 – 1995 / Jim Fitzgerald
1962 – 1986 / Franklin Mieuli
1952 – 1962 / Eddie Gottlieb
1946 – 1952 / Pete Tyrell
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
13 / Wilt Chamberlain
14 / Tom Meschery
16 / Al Attles
17 / Chris Mullin
24 / Rick Barry
42 / Nate Thurmond
*Blue is this team’s history