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The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. The team was established in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a founding member of the Basketball Association of America . In 1962, the franchise relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and was renamed the San Francisco Warriors. In 1971, the team changed its geographic moniker to Golden State, California's state nickname. Since 1972, the team's home court has been the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The team is nicknamed the "Dubs."

Golden State Warriors
2016–17 Golden State Warriors season
Golden State Warriors logo
Conference Western
Division Pacific
Founded 1946
History Philadelphia Warriors
1946–1962
San Francisco Warriors
1962–1971
Golden State Warriors
1971–present
Arena Oracle Arena
Location Oakland, California
Team colors Royal blue, California golden yellow, slate, white
                   
Team manager Bob Myers
Head coach Steve Kerr
Ownership Joe Lacob (majority), Peter Guber
Affiliation(s) Santa Cruz Warriors
Championships 4 (1947, 1956, 1975, 2015)
Conference titles 8
Eastern: 3 (1947, 1948, 1956)
Western: 5 (1964, 1967, 1975, 2015, 2016)
Division titles 4 (1975, 1976, 2015, 2016)
Retired numbers 6 (13, 14, 16, 17, 24, 42)
Website warriors.com
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away

The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. The team was established in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a founding member of the Basketball Association of America (BAA). In 1962, the franchise relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and was renamed the San Francisco Warriors. In 1971, the team changed its geographic moniker to Golden State, California's state nickname. Since 1972, the team's home court has been the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The team is nicknamed the "Dubs."

The Warriors have reached eight NBA Finals, winning four NBA championships in 1947, 1956, 1975 and most recently in 2015 when they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers. Golden State's four NBA championships are the fifth most in history behind only the Boston Celtics (17), Los Angeles Lakers (16), Chicago Bulls (6) and San Antonio Spurs (5). Wilt Chamberlain and Stephen Curry have both been named the NBA's Most Valuable Player while playing for the Warriors, for a total of three MVP awards. Golden State holds the NBA record for best regular season with 73–9 and most combined wins in a season (regular season and postseason) with 88 wins.


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