Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Recap #82: Golden State Warriors 110, Portland Trailblazers 86 - Back to a Familiar Place
Game thread: Game Thread #82: Portland Trailblazers @ Golden State Warriors - Good Memories from 4 Years Ago (650+ comments)
Trail Blazers: Blazersedge
Recap: Game 82 Recap: Warriors 110, Blazers Whatevah
Postgame: Gameday Open Thread: Blazers 86, Warriors 110 (Postgame)
Game thread: Gameday Open Thread: Sorta-Blazers vs Pseudo-Warriors
Associated Press: Warriors close out Smart's first season with win | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Warriors close season with rout of Blazers
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors, coach Keith Smart won't quit in finale
Rusty Simmons: Warriors top Portland to finish 10 games better
Adam Lauridsen: Evaluation’s End (Warriors 110, Blazers 86)
- Bob Myers will be the assistant GM.
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors to extend Riley's deal, hire assistant GM
- Rusty talks about the Warriors backcourt, Keith Smart, the draft, and other stories.
17:25 min: Rusty Simmons with Ralph and Tom on KNBR, Tues, Apr 12, 2011
Monta Ellis pregame quote on this team this season.
Stpehen Curry pregame talks about his summer plans.
Keith Smart from morning shootaround.
- Before the final game, 15 min long.
Video link: Keith Smart End-of-season interview
- Larry Riley gets the extension, Bob Myers is hired as an assistant GM, and NBA lockout possibilities.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors reportedly give Larry Riley extension
Jim Barnett interviews Reggie Williams right after the game.
Keith Smart at the podium.
Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap
2:02 min: Jim Barnett interviews Reggie Wiliams right after the game
2:09 min: Tim Roye interviews Dorell Wright right after the game
On his feelings now that the season is over:
"It feels good. I think what we tried to do from the beginning is try and lay down a foundation and I think our fans of course have always been supportive but those players over there… they followed my lead pretty well. What I was trying to do with them was to get them to be a team first and and then develop their skills. I think we have a lot of guys that have developed very well this year and along the way we won some games and won against some teams that we probably couldn’t have beat…but it showed them that they could play against certain teams and that’s some growth. Next year we can come into this season and see the line of teams that will be in the playoffs and say ‘We played that team and we beat that team.’ We can play at a high level and our players will continue to get better and stronger. It’s over now, but it’s not over. This is just one chapter that we’ve closed; we’ve got a book we are trying to complete."
On his satisfaction with this season:
"I’m satisfied with the progress. Win total…I know I’m judged on win total and we want to get to the playoffs that’s our goal. I think you have to have progress first before you get to where you want to go. You must have the progress and have everybody moving in the same direction. That was a goal that was accomplished I believe. Now we can start from a nice high number (36 wins) to where we need to go. We have to start somewhere. We have to cut off the history that was negative and look at the positive moving forward and start from this ground."
10:14 min: Keith Smart at the podium
On Coach Smart:
"(He) did a great job getting us in a better place than where we were last year. He’s not where he wants to be as a coach, he can tell you himself that he has a lot to learn and a lot to get better at. As we grow with him there is no stopping us."
"I’m just going to keep it simple. I want him as a coach. He works hard for me. I work hard for him. He knows everyone on the team and what we are capable of and the system that we put in this year. We are going to try to get better. I am going to leave it at that."
(after the game)
gswscribe: Guess who greeted me in the locker by screaming at me in celebration (as if to say "Take that!")? Yup, @StephenCurry30 #2012SlamDunkChamp
warriorsvox (Tim Roye): As I pack up here at Oracle Arena...It is truly my pleasure and my honor to bring you Warriors basketball the last 16 years, u are the best
JLin7: a huge shoutout to all the fans!! i promise to make more than one 3 next year lol
The_Nightmare13: S/O to the fans for all the support this year. Next year will be a good one!!!
- No interesting notes to add tonight.
82 games. 82 post game links. 82 titles. 82 polls. 85 yahoo box scores. 82 gameflows. 82 recaps. 82 highlight videos. 82... 82... 82...! (Actually, it's more than that if you count training camp and practice days.)
Boy am I pooped. So "what's next" is a couple of days off, then it's off to the playoffs to see how good teams play. Otherwise, it's NBA Lottery, NBA Draft,
and Summer League (scratch that, looks like Summer League has been canceled) for us Warriors fans.