Golden State’s ownership group announced Monday it has named the new Golden State home for a classic NBA rivalry that dates back to Bob Cousier’s Golden State Golden State Basketball Club.
The announcement, made at a news conference in New York, was made to mark the 60th anniversary of Cousy’s birth.
The Warriors were named after Cousy, who played for the club during its Golden Era in the early 1900s.
Golden State basketball is the longest-running, all-time rivalry in the NBA and was played in the Golden State Coliseum for decades.
Golden Gate Park, which is located near the site of the original home of the Golden Rose, is also the home of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the home for the Oakland Raiders.
In addition to the Golden Shoe, the new arena will include a retractable roof, as well as a retracting pavilion for the Warriors’ annual home game.
The Golden Rose is the NBA’s longest-standing rivalry, dating back to 1954.
The Warriors were the first franchise to play in San Francisco, joining the city in 1962 as a member of the San Francisco Warriors.
They are now the Warriors, and will play their home games at Oracle Arena in Oakland, which they purchased in 2013 for $1.5 billion.
Golden Rose played its last game on Feb. 28, 2020, when the Warriors defeated the Sacramento Kings in a game that was played on the Oracle Arena floor.
Warriors owner Joe Lacob announced that Golden State was to relocate to the new site on Monday, adding that the arena’s opening night would be the first game on the new field in 2020.
Golden State will host its first regular-season game at Oracle in 2021-22, a team spokesman said.
Rose is expected to begin play in 2021.
Golden Warriors Owner Joe Lacobs announces that Golden Rose will play its first home game in 2020, as Golden State prepares to move to its new home at Oracle.
#GoldenRose pic.twitter.com/YlZt6yXl2T — The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee) December 18, 2020 Cousier coached the Golden Warriors from 1962-64, the last season the club won the NBA championship.
He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.
The first NBA title was won by the Warriors in 1967 and their last two titles were in 1994 and 2000.
Cousy played for Golden State from 1963-68, the final season of the club’s Golden Era.
More than 1,500 Golden State fans packed the arena on Sunday for the team’s game against the Utah Jazz.
Sacramento native and NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo and Golden State Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and David Robinson were among the Golden States All-Stars in attendance.
Curry’s son, Harrison, is one of the most well-known players in the sport.