November 24, 2023
Stephen Curry and Dario Saric led a Warriors splash party as the Dubs picked up a 118-112 win over the Spurs on Friday in an NBA In-Season Tournament matchup at Chase Center.
Curry made seven treys, Saric hit four and the Warriors outscored the Spurs from distance by 21 (19 GSW 3-pointers to 12 for San Antonio). With the win, the Warriors improved to 2-1 in West Group C of the In-Season Tournament, setting up a pivotal matchup in Sacramento on Tuesday in the Group Play finale.
PURS MAKE IT INTERESTING
The Warriors pushed their lead to as many as 18 points early in the fourth quarter, but the Spurs used an 11-0 run over a two-minute stretch to make it a one-possession game with less than 20 seconds remaining. Thankfully for the Warriors, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to make eight straight free throws in the final minute to help put away the game
A THIRD QUARTER CURRY FLURRY
Stephen Curry led the way with 35 points, and 11 of those came during a 16-0 run in the third quarter. After the Spurs had reeled off eight straight points to go up two, Curry responded by hitting a challenged 3-pointer. The two-time MVP connected on a two-point jumper from the top of the key 16 seconds later, and he knock down a patented corner 3-pointer in which he turned around started running back on defense before the ball swished through the net.
A game after going 1-for-8 from distance for his first game with fewer than four made threes this season, Curry bounced back by tying his season-high with seven triples on Friday. His seven treys came on 13 attempts, and the league leader in total made threes now has five games this season with seven 3-pointers.
SARIC CONTINUES TO SHINE IN THE IN-SEASON TOURNAMENT
Veteran big man Dario Saric had 20 points off the bench on Friday. It was his third game with at least 20 points this season, and all three of those games have taken place in the In-Season Tournament. Saric connected on four of his seven 3-point attempts, matching his season-high in made treys, and he has now scored at least 17 points in each of the last three games.
Warriors to Name Media Workroom in Honor of Jim Barnett
CVV News l September 5, 2023
The Golden State Warriors will name the media workroom at Chase Center the Jim Barnett Media Center, honoring Barnett’s legendary 37-year career with the Warriors broadcast team, it was announced today. Barnett, who will transition to a community relations ambassador role ahead of the 2023-24 season, spent 34 seasons as television analyst for the Warriors before serving in the same capacity alongside Tim Roye for road radio broadcasts over the past three seasons.
Prior to his broadcasting role, Barnett enjoyed an 11-year NBA playing career that included three years with Golden State (1971-74). The Jim Barnett Media Center will be unveiled on Wednesday, November 1, when the Warriors host the Sacramento Kings at Chase Center.
“It will be quite an honor to have the media workroom at Chase Center named after me,” said Barnett. “I’ve spent countless nights in media rooms across the league during my time as a broadcaster, including in both Oakland and San Francisco, and have formed many wonderful relationships in this space. I really appreciate this tribute, value the 40-plus years I’ve been with the organization as a player and broadcaster and look forward to continuing on this journey as a Community Relations Ambassador for the Warriors.”
“The name Jim Barnett has been synonymous with Warriors Basketball over the last four decades,” said Warriors President & COO Brandon Schneider. “His passion for the game was palpable on every single broadcast, spanning from Sleepy Floyd to Stephen Curry, and his love affair with the Warriors is second to none. We’re excited to bestow him with this honor, thank him for a job that was incredibly well done and look forward to working with him in his role as a Community Relations Ambassador.”
During his broadcasting tenure, Barnett provided unique insights for nearly four decades of organizational milestones, spanning the Run TMC and We Believe eras and including four NBA titles, six NBA Finals appearances, and an NBA-record 73-win season.
Barnett’s NBA career began when the Boston Celtics selected him with the eighth pick overall in the 1966 NBA Draft. In addition to the Celtics and Warriors, he spent time with the San Diego Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Jazz, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 11.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 732 career games.
Over his playing career, Barnett teamed up with many of the league’s iconic Hall of Famers, including Warriors stars Rick Barry and Nate Thurmond, as well as Bill Russell, John Havlicek, Walt Frazier, Earl Monroe, Pete Maravich and Julius Erving. Nicknamed “Crazy Horse,” the Riverside, Calif., native was a basketball All-American at the University of Oregon and is a member of both the University of Oregon and State of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame, as well as the Riverside Hall of Fame.
Golden State Warriors Named NBA Team of the Year!
CVV News l January 15, 2023
The 2022 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors were named Team of the Year at the 2023 NBA Sales and Marketing meetings this week in Miami, Florida, where all 30 teams were recognized for their sales and marketing efforts during the 2021-22 season. Additionally, the team won the Inclusive Innovation Award, recognizing a specific team-led program that advances inclusive practices, and three additional awards, for a total of five, more than any other team. This marks the fifth time in the past eight years (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022) that the Warriors received the most awards at the annual NBA league meetings.
The Team of the Year honor recognizes the organization that has demonstrated excellence in business performance across both key revenue drivers and operational focus areas.
Highlights from the Warriors’ business results during the 2021-22 season include:
- The Warriors had a 98% retention rate among season ticket members, while selling out every game during the season and postseason run. The team’s current sellout streak of 451 consecutive home games is a franchise record.
- In partnership with Rakuten, the Warriors unveiled Empowered, a celebration of women at the intersection of sport, community and culture in the Bay Area. The multi-faceted, season-long campaign includes the team’s Nike City Edition jersey, designed by Bay Area artist Hueman.
- The Warriors served over 100,000 Bay Area community members at over 100 events. To mark the team’s 75th Anniversary last season, the organization partnered with Rakuten to unveil upgrades to City of Dreams in San Francisco, and during the 2022 NBA Finals, the Warriors and the NBA, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and State Farm, unveiled a new NBA Cares Live, Learn and Play Center at the Columbia Park Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco.
- The Warriors Community Foundation, in its 10th Anniversary season, announced a record annual grants slate of $2.475 million, to 66 Bay Area non-profits, bringing the Foundation’s total impact to over $30 million since its inception in 2012.
- The organization led the league in local broadcast viewership this season, holding the top spot for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.
- The team has over 63 million followers across social media platforms and led the league in cumulative engagements for the opening month of the season. The Warriors Instagram account became the first professional sports team in North America to eclipse 25 million followers.
The Inclusive Innovation Award recognizes a specific innovative program that advances inclusive practices and is evaluated against criteria related to the program’s innovation, inspiration, and impact. The Warriors and United Airlines partnered to create Franchise Fund, a program designed with the help of the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC) to help minority-owned small businesses in the Bay Area become corporate-ready and provide them the resources to become certified as minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). Franchise Fund eliminates barriers small businesses face in the accreditation process by providing all training, funds, and resources necessary to receive official MBE certification.
Forbes: NBA Teams Worth $2.86 Billion On Average
From NBA.com News Services
The Golden State Warriors are worth $7 billion, making them the most valuable NBA team for the first time ever in Forbes’ annual NBA franchise valuations.
Mike Ozanian and Justin Teitelbaum of Forbes write that the Warriors’ value increased 25% from last year to this year as Golden State generated the most revenue and raked in $150 million from arena sponsorship and advertising — double the mark of any other NBA team.
In their annual rankings, Forbes said franchise values across the league have risen 15% over the past year to reach an average value of $2.86 billion.
The New York Knicks are second ($6.1 billion) followed by the Los Angeles Lakers ($5.9 billion), Chicago Bulls ($4.1 billion) and Boston Celtics ($4 billion) to round out Forbes’ top five.
Overall, seven teams — including the Warriors — saw their value change year-over-year by more than 20%: the Phoenix Suns (up 50%), Washington Wizards (30%), Miami Heat (30%), Philadelphia 76ers (29%), Toronto Raptors (25%), the Warriors (25%), Cleveland Cavaliers (24%), Dallas Mavericks (22%), Milwaukee Bucks (21%) and Detroit Pistons (20%).
The New Orleans Pelicans were the lowest-valued team ($1.6 billion), while 12 teams are worth more than the average figure of $2.87 billion — the Miami Heat ($3 billion), Raptors ($3.1 billion), 76ers ($3.15 billion), Houston Rockets ($3.2 billion), Mavericks ($3.3 billion), Brooklyn Nets ($3.5 billion) and LA Clippers ($3.9 billion) and the rest of the top five.