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Steve Kerr breaks down 5 big questions in training camp. His second question is about Nellie's ability to end this 12 year drought.

2. Can Don Nelson wake up the echoes in Oakland?

All right, so maybe the Oakland Arena isn't exactly dripping with history. But anyone who witnessed a game in the early 90s when Nellie's undersized Golden State Warriors were lighting up the NBA is well aware of how the place can rock. Bay Area fans are some of the best in the league, and they'll support the Warriors if Nellie can get them going.

Already, Nelson has told Troy Murphy he will play center, allowing Golden State to play the small-ball style Nellie loves. The 66-year-old coach has also let his players know that they will have to be in excellent shape if they're going to run like he wants.

If healthy and ready to go, Baron Davis has the ability to carry this team the way Tim Hardaway did back in the team's Run-TMC days. And with plenty of multiple-position type players like Jason Richardson, Mike Dunleavy and Mickael Pietrus on the perimeter - guys who can switch defensively and handle the ball at the other end of the floor - this is a roster Nelson is excited about. But in the deep Western Conference, the Warriors will have to be really good to break the franchise's 12-year playoff drought.

I'm not really a big Steve Kerr fan, but I gotta give him props for recognizing that us Warrior fans are some of the best in the league. There's no other city that would continue to loyally support a team this bad.

Are Warrior fans the best in the NBA? Who else has great fans?