Don Nelson is gone, but his legacy remains, which is a problem for the Warriors.Nelson liked to play smaller-but-quicker players who could score a lot of points. Defense? No problem. We’ll just outscore other teams.When Keith Smart took over as coach before last season, he said his emphasis would be on defense and rebounding. Read More
With the NBA regular season scheduled to kick off Christmas Day, the Warriors will have only two preseason chances to work out all the kinks thanks to the lockout. The Warriors will host the Sacramento Kings on Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and then play the Kings at Power Balance Pavilion on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m., the team announced Thursday.
Tickets are expected to go on sale soon, though an exact timetable was not given. For more information, visit www.warriors.com. Read More
We Believe: It’s the mantra the Warriors embraced in 2007 when they finally made the postseason after a 13-year drought, and then stunned the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the first round.
Fast forward to 2011. The Mavericks are world champions. The Warriors ... well, they haven’t made the playoffs since. Read More
Having a good preseason is nothing new to the South City football team.
Translating that success into Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division play would be a change coach Frank Moro is hoping for.
“We’ve been talking about October all year,” Moro said. “You have to get off to a good start. This game is huge.” Read More
Chris Mullin has come a long way, from the consolation prize in the 1985 draft to a richly deserved induction into the basketball Hall of Fame today.
The NBA had just started its draft lottery in 1985, and Al Attles was the Warriors representative when the lottery order was decided and televised. Patrick Ewing was the big prize, and the nation could see Attles’ stricken look when the Warriors were slotted at No. 7. Read More
Matt Barnes isn’t fazed by the lockout.
The Northern California native and one-time Warriors player has enough on his plate as it is, having just begun playing for his San Francisco Pro-Am club, the Dream Team, on Thursday, planning a celebrity golf tournament with Athletes vs. Read More
The Warriors are scheduled to open their season Nov. 2 in a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena. Read More
Mark Jackson sat quietly offstage as the Warriors made a splashy introduction of their three draft picks at the team’s downtown Oakland practice facility this week.
Afterward, the ever-enthusiastic new coach gushed, "I’m not putting limitations on the rookies, it’s all on them." Read More
The Warriors’ brain trust will probably be haggling over which way to go with the 11th overall pick in Thursday’s draft until they’re on the clock.
After prioritizing their all-too-many deficiencies, the internal lobbying will probably come down to deciding whether to select a shooting guard to back up (replace?) Monta Ellis or a big man to shore up a perpetually porous interior defense. Read More
Oakland just can’t seem to stay out of the biblical spotlight. First, that wacky old minister blows his Rapture prediction, then those wacky Warriors bring in the basketball Messiah to resurrect their downtrodden team.
Jerry West sounded every bit the franchise savior when introduced as Golden State’s new team adviser and executive board member in San Francisco on Tuesday. Read More