In the category of Title Track — the team's dedication to winning championships — your Golden State Warriors ranked 122nd. Congratulations, Chris Cohan and management team. It took 15 long, hard years, but all expectations have been destroyed.
The Warriors are endemic of a bigger problem in the NBA: bad ownership draining good markets. The Bay Area has been so loyal to that lousy basketball team. When they finally ended a run of 12 seasons without playoff basketball in 2007, Oracle Arena delivered an unparalleled atmosphere. Now, the Warriors are left with Nellie, a great coach, but ill-suited so late in life for such a young team. Those Warriors were a remarkable story, an unforgettable testament to Nellie’s small-ball acumen, but were reflective of the owner’s tenure: never built to last.