Philadelphia Warriors Team FormationThe Warriors were founded in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors, a charter member of the Basketball Association of America. They were owned by Peter A. Tyrrell, who also owned the Philadelphia Rockets of the American Hockey League.
NBA Finals WinnerThe 1955 – 1956 NBA season was the tenth season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Philadelphia Warriors winning the NBA Championship, beating the Fort Wayne Pistons 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.
Signed Wilt ChamberlainIn 1959, the team signed draft pick Wilt Chamberlain. Known as “Wilt the Stilt”, he led the team in scoring six times, quickly began shattering NBA scoring records, and changed the NBA style of play forever. On March 2, 1962, in a Warrior “home” game played on a neutral court in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New ...
100 Point Game – Wilt ChamberlainWilt Chamberlain set the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association (NBA) by scoring 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169–147 win over the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962, at Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It is widely considered one of the greatest records in basketball. Chamberlain set five other league records that game ...
Mieuli Moves to SFIn 1962, Franklin Mieuli purchased the majority shares of the team and relocated the franchise to the San Francisco Bay Area, renaming them the San Francisco Warriors.
History of the Warriors
The Philadelphia Warriors are a professional basketball team that has been part of the NBA since its inception in 1946. The Warriors have had an impressive history, winning three championships and making 11 appearances in the NBA Finals. During their time as members of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), they won two consecutive titles from 1947-1948 with Hall-of-Fame players such as Joe Fulks and Neil Johnston leading them to victory.
In 1962, the franchise moved to San Francisco and became known as Golden State Warriors before returning to Philadelphia for one season in 1963–64 where they were referred to simply as “The Philadelphia” due to their short stay back home. After another move out west, this time landing them permanently in Oakland California, they went on an incredible run during 1975 when led by Rick Barry who was named MVP that year while guiding his team through playoffs all way up until the championship game which would eventually be lost against Washington Bullets 4 games 2 wins each side.
During recent years, however, the Warrior's success has increased dramatically under coach Steve Kerr who took over the 2014 -2015 season. With help from star player Stephen Curry, they managed not only to win the 2015 finals but also the 2016 title becoming the first-ever franchise record-breaking 73 regular season wins along the way. It is safe to say that after many ups and downs throughout decades-long history, the Warriors now firmly established themselves among the top teams league thanks to the modern-day coaching staff's commitment to bringing the best players on the court every night!
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 – Historical connection with the Delaware Indians who inhabited the Philadelphia area before British Colonist displaced them.
NBA Championships 1
2018, 2017, 2015, 1975, 1956
Basketball Association of America Championship 1
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