Golden State Warriors Logo – Golden State Warriors is a professional team of basketball played in the NBA based in Oakland, California. “Golden State” nickname derives from the known to the state of California, The Golden State (Golden State), derived from the Gold Rush of 1849 and its golden hills.
The Warriors were founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors, a member of the BAA. The owner was Pat Tyrrell, who also owned the Philadelphia Ramblers team of American Hockey League. Tyrell hired Eddie Gottlieb, a promoter of basketball in the area of Philadelphia, as coach and general manager. Led by the sensational scorer Joe Fulks, the Warriors won the championship in the inaugural season, the 1946-47, beating Chicago Stags in five games (the BAA joined the NBA in 1949). Gottlieb bought the franchise in 1951.
The Warriors won their other championships in Philadelphia in the 1955-56 season, defeating the Fort Wayne Pistons 4-1. The stars of that team were Paul Arizin and Neil Johnston. In 1959, the Warriors drafted in the Draft the pivot Wilt Chamberlain, the player who changed the course of the league and break countless records. Known as “Wilt the Stilt” on March 2 of 1962 scored 100 points against New York Knicks in Hershey, Pennsylvania.