What do you know about Golden State Warriors? If you don’t know much about it, we will tell you briefly of its founding.
It was in 1946 that this team was first established. At that time, it was still based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thus, it had Philadelphia Warriors as its first team name.
Peter A. Tyrrell was this team’s owner and the one who named this team after a professional team in the city. It was also owned by Philadelphia Rockets. A basketball promoter by the name Eddie Gottlieb was chosen as this team’s coach and general manager.
Since the time of its founding, the Warriors had been playing as a founding member of Basketball Association of America. From 1946-62, it used Philadelphia Arena as its home arena, but it used another arena as well.
It was from 1952-62 that it started to play in Philadelphia Convention Hall as well. It did not use both arenas anymore because Philadelphia Warriors relocated to the Bay Area in 1962.
Since then until 1971, this team was known as San Francisco Warriors. As the Warriors that is based in San Francisco, it played in various home arenas.
From 1962-64, it played in Cow Palace. Then, from 1964-66, it played both in San Francisco Civic Auditorium and USF War Memorial Gymnasium.
From 1966-67, it used Coliseum Arena/ Oracle Arena. Well, it used Cow Palace again from the same year until 1971 though.
Then, in 1971 San Francisco Warriors decided to change its geographical moniker and has become Golden State Warriors based in Oakland, California since then.
It played home games at Coliseum Arena, Cow Palace, and San Jose Arena in order, but has been using Oracle Arena since 1997.