According to ESPN.com, the Golden State Warriors had one of the highest-attendance figures in the NBA in 2013-14. The team sold out every one of their home games at Oracle Arena, averaging 19, 596 fans.
That was the sixth-best number in the league, trailing the Chicago Bulls (21,716), Dallas Mavericks (19,950), New York Knicks (19,812), Miami Heat (19,781) and Portland Trail Blazers (19,746).
The Warriors finished the regular season with a record of 51-31. 27 of those victories came at home. They were second in the Pacific division and sixth overall in the Western Conference. They were eventually bounced out of the first round of the NBA playoffs by Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Even after a dramatic series that saw the team get eliminated in the opening round for the second time in three years, fans are continuing to show their support by renewing their season tickets at a near perfect rate, as Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group reports.
A 50+ win season wasn’t enough to salvage Mark Jackson’s job as head coach, though. He was fired on May 6 and replaced with five-time NBA champion and former television analyst Steve Kerr.
The team has been successful in recent years, but management believes Kerr can get the Warriors over the proverbial hump and bring the city an NBA championship in the near future.