By: Yama Hazeer
Seldom does a team have 23 wins in a season, and end up winning the NBA Championship just three years later. Welcome to the story of the Golden State Warriors.
It wasn’t an overnight process at all. Fans, players, coaches, front office, and more had to remain patient and believe in the system.
Chris Cohan dug the Warriors into the ground. Rebuilding the team the correct way was a tough task, but people like Joe Lacob, Peter Guber, Bob Myers, and even Larry Riley helped pave the way and help the Warriors reach the promise land for the first time in decades.
Team merchandise is selling at rates higher than ever and the Warriors are considered by many to be the most entertaining team in basketball.
The NBA has changed. Back in the day, you needed a low post threat to see any kind of success in the league. Either that, or a guy named Michael Jordan had to lead your team.
With the way the game has changed, perimeter friendly rosters have been recently had success. However, none of the teams that won it all were considered to be jump shooting teams.
The Warriors are one of a kind. Regarded as the best jump shooting team ever, their focus is set on the defensive side of the ball. They have all the tools, talent, and desire to excel defensively and continued to impress as the season went on.
Offensively, they are the best show in the sport. They pass the ball well and have two guys that can shoot from anywhere on the court with their unlimited range.
To get to this level, time was needed. Several moves were made to put the Warriors in position to win an NBA title. Here’s all the key moves that helped the Warriors get here: