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.”