List of Golden State Warriors seasons

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The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. The franchise has also been based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, San Francisco and San Jose, California (during a renovation of their home arena) during its existence. The team is a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Warriors initially joined the Basketball Association of America (BAA) as the Philadelphia Warriors in 1946, and won the first BAA championship title in the same year under coach Edward Gottlieb. The Warriors later joined the NBA at its foundation in 1949. The Warriors' record was 26–42 in their first NBA season, and they lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Syracuse Nationals.[1][2] Franklin Mieuli and the Diners Club put together a group of 40 local investors to move the Warriors to San Francisco before the 1962–63 NBA season, with Mieuli eventually buying all the shares of the franchise to keep the team from collapsing and to keep it in the area. After playing several home games in Oakland from 1967 onward, the team moved to Oakland full-time for the 1971–72 NBA season and changed their name to the Golden State Warriors.[3][4][5]

Led by Rick Barry, the Warriors were a strong franchise during the middle 1970s, achieving winning records every season from 1971–72 to 1977–78 and achieving two division titles and one NBA title. After Barry departed at the end of the 1977–78 season, however, the Warriors were never in the hunt for a title or even an NBA Finals berth during the thirty-five subsequent seasons. Between 1978–79 and 2011–12, the Warriors only achieved eight winning seasons and suffered the NBA’s second-longest postseason appearance drought with no appearances between 1994–95 and 2005–06,[a] behind only the Braves/Clippers between 1976–77 and 1990–91.[b] Earlier the Warriors had suffered the equal-sixth-longest NBA postseason appearance drought between 1978 and 1986.

Coming off the franchise’s first league title in forty seasons, and boosted by over half a decade of skillful drafting, the 2015–16 Warriors finished with the best record in NBA history with a final mark of 73–9, one win better than Michael Jordan’s 1995–96 Bulls.

Table key[edit]

AMVP
All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
COY
Coach of the Year
DPOY
Defensive Player of the Year
Finish
Final position in division standings
GB
Games behind first-place team in division[b]
Italics
Season in progress
Losses
Number of regular season losses
EOY
Executive of the Year
FMVP
Finals Most Valuable Player
MVP
Most Valuable Player
ROY
Rookie of the Year
SIX
Sixth Man of the Year
SPOR
Sportsmanship Award
Wins
Number of regular season wins

Seasons[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of the 2015–16 NBA season.

NBA Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Finish Division Finish Wins Losses Win% GB Playoffs Awards
Philadelphia Warriors
1946–47 BAA Eastern 2nd 35 25 .583 14 Won First Round (Bombers) 2–1
Won BAA Semifinals (Knicks) 2–0
Won BAA Finals (Stags) 4–1[6]
Joe Fulks (STC)
1947–48 BAA Eastern 1st 27 21 .563 Won BAA Semifinals (Bombers) 4–3
Lost BAA Finals (Bullets) 2–4[7]
1948–49 BAA Eastern 4th 28 32 .467 10 Lost Division Semifinals (Capitols) 0–2[8]
1949–50 NBA Eastern 4th 26 42 .382 27 Lost Division Semifinals (Syracuse Nationals) 0–2[9]
1950–51 NBA Eastern 1st 40 26 .606 Lost Division Semifinals (Nationals) 0–2[10]
1951–52 NBA Eastern 4th 33 33 .500 7 Lost Division Semifinals (Nationals) 1–2[11] Paul Arizin (AMVP)
Paul Arizin (STC)
1952–53 NBA Eastern 5th 12 57 .174 34.5 Did Not Qualify Neil Johnston (STC)
1953–54 NBA Eastern 4th 29 43 .403 15 Did Not Qualify Neil Johnston (STC)
1954–55 NBA Eastern 4th 33 39 .458 10 Did Not Qualify Neil Johnston (STC)
1955–56 NBA Eastern 1st 45 27 .625 Won Division Finals (Nationals) 3–2
Won NBA Finals (Pistons) 4–1[12]
George Senesky (AHC)
1956–57 NBA Eastern 3rd 37 35 .514 7 Lost Division Semifinals (Nationals) 0–2[13] Paul Arizin (STC)
1957–58 NBA Eastern 3rd 37 35 .514 12 Won Division Semifinals (Nationals) 2–1
Lost Division Finals (Celtics) 1–4[14]
Woody Sauldsberry (ROY)
1958–59 NBA Eastern 4th 32 40 .444 20 Did Not Qualify
1959–60 NBA Eastern 2nd 49 26 .653 10 Won Division Semifinals (Nationals) 2–1
Lost Division Finals (Celtics) 2–4[15]
Wilt Chamberlain (MVP)
Wilt Chamberlain (ROY)
Wilt Chamberlain (AMVP)
Wilt Chamberlain (STC)
1960–61 NBA Eastern 2nd 46 33 .582 11 Lost Division Semifinals (Nationals) 0–3[16] Wilt Chamberlain (STC)
1961–62 NBA Eastern 2nd 49 31 .613 11 Won Division Semifinals (Nationals) 3–2
Lost Division Finals (Celtics) 3–4[17]
Wilt Chamberlain (STC)
San Francisco Warriors
1962–63 NBA Western 4th 31 49 .388 22 Did Not Qualify Wilt Chamberlain (STC)
1963–64 NBA Western 1st 48 32 .600 Won Division Finals (Hawks) 4–3
Lost NBA Finals (Celtics) 1–4[18]
Alex Hannum (COY)
Wilt Chamberlain (STC)
1964–65 NBA Western 5th 17 63 .213 32 Did Not Qualify Wilt Chamberlain (STC)
Alex Hannum (AHC)
1965–66 NBA Western 4th 35 45 .438 10 Did Not Qualify Rick Barry (ROY)
1966–67 NBA Western 1st 44 37 .543 Won Division Semifinals (Lakers) 3–0
Won Division Finals (Hawks) 4–2
Lost NBA Finals (76ers) 2–4[19]
Rick Barry (AMVP)
Rick Barry (STC)
1967–68 NBA Western 3rd 43 39 .524 13 Won Division Semifinals (Hawks) 4–2
Lost Division Finals (Lakers) 0–4[20]
Bill Sharman (AHC)
1968–69 NBA Western 3rd 41 41 .500 14 Lost Division Semifinals (Lakers) 2–4[21]
1969–70 NBA Western 6th 30 52 .366 18 Did Not Qualify
1970–71 NBA Western 4th Pacific 2nd 41 41 .500 7 Lost Conference Semifinals (Bucks) 1–4[22]
Golden State Warriors
1971–72 NBA Western 4th Pacific 2nd 51 31 .622 18 Lost Conference Semifinals (Bucks) 1–4[23]
1972–73 NBA Western 4th Pacific 2nd 47 35 .573 13 Won Conference Semifinals (Bucks) 4–2
Lost Conference Finals (Lakers) 1–4[24]
1973–74 NBA Western 5th Pacific 2nd 44 38 .537 3 Did Not Qualify
1974–75 NBA Western 1st Pacific 1st 48 34 .585 Won Conference Semifinals (SuperSonics) 4–2
Won Conference Finals (Bulls) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Bullets) 4–0[25]
Rick Barry (FMVP)
Jamaal Wilkes (ROY)
Dick Vertlieb (EOY)
Al Attles (AHC)
1975–76 NBA Western 1st Pacific 1st 59 23 .720 Won Conference Semifinals (Pistons) 4–2
Lost Conference Finals (Suns) 4–3[26]
Al Attles (AHC)
1976–77 NBA Western 4th Pacific 3rd 46 36 .561 7 Won First Round (Pistons) 2–1
Lost Conference Semifinals (Lakers) 4–3[27]
1977–78 NBA Western 7th Pacific 5th 43 39 .524 15 Did Not Qualify
1978–79 NBA Western T-8th Pacific 6th 38 44 .463 14 Did Not Qualify
1979–80 NBA Western T-10th Pacific 6th 24 58 .293 36 Did Not Qualify
1980–81 NBA Western 7th Pacific 4th 39 43 .476 18 Did Not Qualify
1981–82 NBA Western 7th Pacific 4th 45 37 .549 12 Did Not Qualify
1982–83 NBA Western T-9th Pacific 5th 30 52 .366 28 Did Not Qualify
1983–84 NBA Western T-9th Pacific 5th 37 45 .451 17 Did Not Qualify
1984–85 NBA Western 12th Pacific 6th 22 60 .268 40 Did Not Qualify
1985–86 NBA Western 12th Pacific 6th 30 52 .366 32 Did Not Qualify
1986–87 NBA Western 5th Pacific 3rd 42 40 .512 23 Won First Round (Jazz) 3–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Lakers) 1–4[28]
1987–88 NBA Western 11th Pacific 5th 20 62 .244 42 Did Not Qualify
1988–89 NBA Western 7th Pacific 4th 43 39 .524 14 Won First Round (Jazz) 3–0
Lost Conference Semifinals (Suns) 1–4[29]
Mitch Richmond (ROY)
1989–90 NBA Western 10th Pacific 5th 37 45 .451 26 Did Not Qualify
1990–91 NBA Western 7th Pacific 4th 44 38 .537 19 Won First Round (Spurs) 3–1
Lost Conference Semifinals (Lakers) 1–4[30]
1991–92 NBA Western 3rd Pacific 2nd 55 27 .671 2 Lost First Round (SuperSonics) 1–3[31] Don Nelson (COY)
Don Nelson (AHC)
1992–93 NBA Western 10th Pacific 6th 34 48 .415 28 Did Not Qualify
1993–94 NBA Western 6th Pacific 3rd 50 32 .610 13 Lost First Round (Suns) 0–3[32] Chris Webber (ROY)
1994–95 NBA Western 11th Pacific 6th 26 56 .317 33 Did Not Qualify
1995–96 NBA Western 9th Pacific 6th 36 46 .439 28 Did Not Qualify
1996–97 NBA Western 10th Pacific 7th 30 52 .366 27 Did Not Qualify
1997–98 NBA Western T-11th Pacific 6th 19 63 .232 42 Did Not Qualify
1998–99 NBA Western 10th Pacific 6th 21 29 .420 14 Did Not Qualify
1999–00 NBA Western 13th Pacific 6th 19 63 .232 48 Did Not Qualify
2000–01 NBA Western 14th Pacific 7th 17 65 .207 39 Did Not Qualify
2001–02 NBA Western 14th Pacific 7th 21 61 .256 40 Did Not Qualify Jason Richardson (SDC)
2002–03 NBA Western 11th Pacific 6th 38 44 .463 21 Did Not Qualify Gilbert Arenas (MIP)
Jason Richardson (SDC)
2003–04 NBA Western 12th Pacific 5th 37 45 .451 19 Did Not Qualify
2004–05 NBA Western 12th Pacific 5th 34 48 .415 28 Did Not Qualify
2005–06 NBA Western 12th Pacific 5th 34 48 .415 20 Did Not Qualify
2006–07 NBA Western 8th Pacific 3rd 42 40 .512 19 Won First Round (Mavericks) 4–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Jazz) 1–4[33]
Monta Ellis (MIP)
2007–08 NBA Western 9th Pacific 3rd 48 34 .585 9 Did Not Qualify
2008–09 NBA Western 10th Pacific 3rd 29 53 .354 36 Did Not Qualify
2009–10 NBA Western 13th Pacific 4th 26 56 .317 31 Did Not Qualify
2010–11 NBA Western 12th Pacific 3rd 36 46 .439 21 Did Not Qualify Stephen Curry (SPOR)
2011–12 NBA Western 13th Pacific 4th 23 43 .348 18 Did Not Qualify
2012–13 NBA Western 6th Pacific 2nd 47 35 .573 9 Won First Round (Nuggets) 4–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Spurs) 2–4
2013–14 NBA Western 6th Pacific 2nd 51 31 .622 6 Lost First Round (Clippers) 3–4
2014–15 NBA Western 1st Pacific 1st 67 15 .817 Won First Round (Pelicans) 4–0
Won Conference Semifinals (Grizzlies) 4–2
Won Conference Finals (Rockets) 4–1
Won NBA Finals (Cavaliers) 4–2
Stephen Curry (MVP)
Andre Iguodala (FMVP)
Bob Myers (EOY)
Stephen Curry (TPC)
Steve Kerr (AHC)
2015–16 NBA Western 1st Pacific 1st 73 9 .890 Won First Round (Rockets) 4–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Trail Blazers) 4–1
Won Conference Finals (Thunder) 4–3
Lost NBA Finals (Cavaliers) 3–4
Stephen Curry (MVP)
Steve Kerr (COY)
Klay Thompson (TPC)
Stephen Curry (50–40–90)
Stephen Curry (STC)

All-time records[edit]

Statistic Wins Losses Win%
Philadelphia Warriors regular season record (1947–1962) 558 545 .506
San Francisco Warriors regular season record (1963–1971) 330 399 .453
Golden State Warriors regular season record (1972–present) 1,626 1,931 .453
All-time regular season record (1947–present) 2,590 2,884 .473
Philadelphia Warriors post-season record (1947–1962) 35 41 .461
San Francisco Warriors post-season record (1963–1971) 21 27 .437
Golden State Warriors post-season record (1971–present) 68 68 .500
All-time post-season record (1947–present) 124 136 .477
All-time regular and post-season record (1947–present) 2,638 3,011 .467

Notes[edit]

a During their 2015–16 season, the Minnesota Timberwolves equalled the Warriors’ ignominy of twelve consecutive seasons without qualifying for the postseason. The Timberwolves will surpass the Warriors if they fail to qualify for the 2016–17 postseason.
b The team played in Buffalo, New York as the Buffalo Braves up to the end of the 1977–78 season, in San Diego as the San Diego Clippers between the 1978–79 and 1983–84 seasons inclusive, and in Los Angeles from 1984–85 to 1990–91.

References[edit]

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