Golden State/San Francisco Warriors

The Golden State Warriors, who now play in the new Chase Center in San Francisco, have played in San José. While playing in the city of San José, the Warriors are 33-57.

San Jose Arena – 1996-97 Golden State Warriors Season

The 1996-97 season brought renovations to the Oakland Coliseum Arena where they Warriors played at the time. So the San Jose Arena was made their temporary home.

The Warriors finished the season in 10th place in the Western Conference with a 30-52 record behind coach Rick Adelman. Lattrell Sprewell led the team in scoring and was selected as an All Star. A young Joe Smith and veterans Chris Mullin and Mark Price also contributed that season.

San Jose Civic Auditorium – 1964-1967 San Francisco Warriors

From Feb 6, 1964 through January 13, 1967, the San Francisco Warriors played a few games a season at the San Jose Civic Auditorium. They’re “home” court was the San Francisco Civic Auditorium but the team played games all over California and even in other states. In that 1960s timeframe Warriors’ legends like Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Al Attles and others played in San José.

On February 9, 1965, the San Francisco Warriors hosted the recently traded Wilt Chamberlain and the Philadelphia 76’ers at the San Jose Civic Auditorium.

Wilt Chamberlain, whom the Madera Tribune referred to as “The Big Dipper,” put up 33 points that night as the Warriors fell 132-114 to their former superstar.

Connie Dierking, of the Warriors, put up an admirable 30 points.

Feb 9, 1965 – San Francisco Warriors vs Philadelphia 76’ers

San Francisco Warriors Box Score Stats
Connie Dierking46:001228.429610.600162430
Tom Meschery39:00720.35035.60090117
McCoy McLemore35:00414.286111.00011129
Paul Neumann33:00510.50024.50053412
Guy Rodgers26:00416.25056.833410613
Al Attles25:00511.45502.00046410
John Rudometkin19:00411.36401.0005138
Gary Phillips12:0049.444111.0003239
Cotton Nash5:0023.667221.0002116
Team Totals24047122.3852032.625592628114
Philadelphia 76’ers Box Score Stats
Wilt Chamberlain42:001325.520714.500184333
Hal Greer41:001120.550911.81897431
Luke Jackson39:00916.56323.667181320
Larry Costello36:0049.44467.85724314
Chet Walker23:0029.222111.0006335
Dave Gambee21:0047.571221.00040410
Al Bianchi16:0014.250221.0002344
Red Kerr15:0047.571111.0007319
Ben Warley4:0002.000221.0004012
Steve Courtin3:00221.00000.0000004
Team Totals24047122.3852032.625592628114
Team Totals24050101.4953243.744702526132