The Warriors are now the standard that every other franchise in the NBA is trying to keep up with. Three seasons in a row they have ended the regular season with the NBA’s best record. To find the root of this winning culture one must look back to 2011 when the Warriors announced that Mark Jackson would be their new head coach. Under his tutelage the Warriors improved year after year. Furthermore, it was under Mark Jackson that Stephen Curry was able to become the superstar that we know today.
In the 2012/13 season Mark Jackson led the Warriors to the playoffs, something that had not been done since the 2006/07 season. In the first round of the 2013 playoffs the Warriors were able to defeat the Denver Nuggets in six games to advance to the next round. They were then taken out in six games by the San Antonio Spurs. The following year the Warriors once again made it to the playoffs where they faced off against the Los Angeles Clippers. They were taken out in a hard fought seven game series and that would be the last game that Jackson would be the Warriors head coach. He was only in charge for three seasons but he laid the foundation for a winning culture that has continued and for that Dub Nation will forever be grateful.