Stephen Curry, Andrew Bogut see Warriors’ championship potential ‘right now’

Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob happened to be on KGO’s postgame show after the San Antonio Spurs won the NBA championship. Next year, he hoped to be the one raising the trophy rather than serving as a television analyst.

“That would be preferable,” Lacob said.

The Warriors’ players feel similarly and think it can happen. Guard Klay Thompson says to expect a championship next season, and two of his teammates signed through the 2016-17 season see the possibility of a title in the future.

“We have a pretty legit window to be a championship-caliber team and make those strides,” guard Stephen Curry told the Charlotte Observer.

“Coach (Steve) Kerr and our front office, I know they’re committed to winning and putting a product out there that they feel like is ready to be where the Spurs are right now.”

The Warriors went to the playoffs as the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference the past two seasons under Mark Jackson, who was fired as the team brought in Kerr.

Andrew Bogut, whose rib injury had a major effect on the Warriors losing their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers, thinks the Warriors have a chance to win it all.

“We have a roster that can push to get there,” center Andrew Bogut told The Daily Telegraph. “We all need to be on the same page and the Spurs have shown that you don’t need a team full of superstars to win.”

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  • Stan

    Like somebody else here pointed out…there doesn’t seem to be any importance to assistant coaches with the Warriors..and there never was pre Jackson.
    I mean,don’t you think its time Kerr actually hired a coach as the owner talks of winning the title?
    Better yet sign Love, and then who cares if the assistants are the Warrior cheerleaders.

  • Twinkie defense

    The Warriors have had some good assistant coaches in their day – one guy comes to mind, a fellow named Gregg Popovich?

    Obviously, one thing the front office learned from having Mark Jackson as coach is they need to make sure there is a plan to bring in top-notch assistants, especially when you have a head coach without coaching experience. Glad to see that Kerr is on board with this, and that some top-notch coaches are in the running – including David Blatt, Alvin Gentry, and Spurs shot doc Chip Engelland. Of course the Warriors will have to wait for the last couple of head coaching vacancies to sort out before Blatt or Gentry sign on the dotted line.

    Money is not a problem for this ownership group, glad to see they are wanting to invest in every marginal opportunity they can – whether that is the coaching staff, trainers, video systems, etc.

  • Twinkie defense

    Unfortunately our best “assistants” under Mark Jackson seem to have been Hilton Armstrong and Jermain O’Neal, both of whom made critical strategic adjustments vs. the Clippers.