History of Golden State Warriors

By ClavioB
  • The Warriors are Born

    The Warriors are Born
    The Warriors were founded and were originally based in Philidelphia.
  • First BAA Title

    First BAA Title
    In 1947, the Philadelphia Warriors win the first Basketball Association of America (BAA) championship, led by the league's top scorer, Joe Fulks.
  • Join the NBA

    Join the NBA
    In 1949, the Warriors became part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) when the BBA and the National Basketball League (NBL) merged.
  • Warriors win their First NBA Title

    Warriors win their First NBA Title
    After six years of being in the league, the Warriors finished the regular season with the best record in the league and went on to clinch their first NBA Title against the Fort Wayne Pistons (4-1) in 1956.
  • Draft Future Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain

    Draft Future Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain
    In the 1959 NBA Draft, the Warriors selected Wilt Chamberlain as their territorial pick. Wilt would go on to become one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history.
  • Philadelphia Warriors become the San Francisco Warriors

    Philadelphia Warriors become the San Francisco Warriors
    After the 1961-1962 season, a group of investors from San Francisco bought the franchise, moving the team to San Francisco and making them known as the San Francisco Warriors
  • Wilt leads Warriors to NBA Finals

    Wilt leads Warriors to NBA Finals
    The Warriors made their first NBA Finals appearance in 1964 since drafting Wilt Chamberlain, but lost 4-1 against the Boston Celtics.
  • Failure continues for Warriors

    Failure continues for Warriors
    After losing Wilt Chamberlain after the 1964-1965 season, the Warriors revamped their roster with players like Forward Rick Barry, Center Nate Thurmond, and Guard-Forward Jeff Mullins.
  • Former Warriors Player rejoins as Coach

    Former Warriors Player rejoins as Coach
    Former Warriors player Al Attles took over as head coach during the 1969-1970 season and continued to do so for the next 14 years.
  • San Francisco Warriors become the Golden State Warriors

    San Francisco Warriors become the Golden State Warriors
    After experiencing some financial difficulties, the franchise relocated to Oakland and changed its name to the Golden State Warriors.
  • Champions Once Again

    Champions Once Again
    During the 1975 Finals, the Warriors, led by Barry, upset the favored Washington Bullets, sweeping them 4-0.
  • Don Nelson becomes Warriors' Head Coach

    Don Nelson becomes Warriors' Head Coach
    During the late 1980s, Don Nelson replaced Al Attles as Head Coach for the Golden State Warriors. He became known for his style of coaching which relied on smaller players and larger emphasis on scoring than defense.
  • Nelson Leaves the Warriors

    Nelson Leaves the Warriors
    After failing to make it on further than the second round of playoffs season after season, Nelson leaves the Warriors during the 1994-1995 season.
  • Nelson rejoins the Warriors

    Nelson rejoins the Warriors
    Don Nelson returns to the Warriors and leads them to their first playoff appearance in 13 years.
  • Warriors draft Guard Steph Curry

    Warriors draft Guard Steph Curry
    In the 2009 Draft, the Golden State Warriors picked Stephen Curry.
  • Warriors draft Guard Klay Thompson

    Warriors draft Guard Klay Thompson
    In the 2011 NBA Draft, the Warriors selected Klay Thompson who was known for this 3-point shooting in college.
  • Warriors draft Forward Draymond Green, Forward Harrison Barnes, and Center Festus Ezelind

    Warriors draft Forward Draymond Green, Forward Harrison Barnes, and Center Festus Ezelind
    During the 2012 NBA Draft, the Warriors select Harrison Barnes, who was the highest rated high school basketball player, Draymond Green, and Festus Ezeli.
  • Warriors Win First NBA Title in 40 years

    Warriors Win First NBA Title in 40 years
    After signing their new Head Coach, Steve Kerr, the Warriors became a juggernaut, made it to the NBA Finals, and defeated a formidable LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Warriors Throw 3-1 lead in NBA Finals

    Warriors Throw 3-1 lead in NBA Finals
    After a record-breaking regular season (73-9), the Warriors seemed to be the favorites to win the Finals. Unfortunately, the Cleveland Cavaliers made a historic comeback and won the NBA Finals from trailing 1-3.
  • Former MVP Kevin Durant Signs with Warriors

    Former MVP Kevin Durant Signs with Warriors
    After a heartbreaking loss in the 2016 Finals, the Warriors added Kevin Durant, forming a "super team" with the likes of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson
  • Warriors Reclaim the NBA Title

    Warriors Reclaim the NBA Title
    The Warriors redeemed themselves against the Cleveland Cavaliers, beating them 4-1 in the NBA Finals.
  • Warriors are Back-to-Back Champions

    Warriors are Back-to-Back Champions
    The Golden State Warriors defend their Championship Title, sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0.
  • Warriors Dynasty Ends

    Warriors Dynasty Ends
    After losing Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson in the NBA Finals due to career-altering injuries, the Warriors lose to the Toronto Raptors 4-2 in the 2019 NBA Finals.