The Warriors have consistently said they don’t talk much about the possibility of breaking the Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 record, but that doesn’t mean they don’t see it in their future.
Warriors president Rick Welts and guard Klay Thompson last week visited the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory in San Francisco to make their own custom cookies as they unveiled the team’s Chinese New Year jerseys. They slipped a piece of paper inside referring to a new record, Welts told CBS Sports Radio on Tuesday.
“I actually wrote out one and handed it to him, and he put it in a fortune cookie, and it did say ’73-9,’” Welts said of Thompson.
The Warriors are 44-4 headed into Wednesday’s game against the Washington Wizards, and the best start in NBA history has higher-ups on the team at least having the Bulls’ record on their minds.
“I think the record of 72 wins is the unspoken thing out there,” Welts said.
“I think not speaking it is more in tune with the way our team does it.”
Said Warriors CEO Joe Lacob of his players on KNBR: “The most important thing is winning the title and staying hungry, but they are chasing history to some extent now, and if we can do that at the same time and get that done, it would be a great thing.”