If you ever decide to write a book about the Warriors, but you want to start AFTER their turnaround began, feel free to use this as a guide. It’s not quite up to date — as it doesn’t include the acquisition of Kevin Durant — but it’s got what I think are the 12 most important times/moments/decisions that made the Warriors what they are today.
Like I said in my earlier post about the Warriors’ past and how it was nothing like the present, maybe I’ll start sharing some of my notes for — as Bob Dylan would say — a “book that nobody will write.”
No doubt about it, you’ve got to start with the drafting of Stephen Curry in 2009. Below photo will be translation of this draft, which might help.
- Curry drafted — June ’09
- Lacob buys team — Nov. ’10
- Curry’s early adversity (ankle)
- Lacob missteps (2010-2012)
- Monta Ellis traded — March 2012
- Tanking, leading to draft of 2012 (Lacob booing March 2012)
- The 2012 draft
- Mark Jackson/Mike Malone
- Jerry West/Bob Myers
- Curry extension
- Iguodala — July 2013
- Kerr — May 2014, Livingston, Barbosa, Speights