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Warriors Clinch Back-to-Back Pacific Division Titles

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    Warriors Clinch Back-to-Back Pacific Division Titles
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    OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 12: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates a basket against the Phoenix Suns at ORACLE Arena on March 12, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

    OAKLAND, CA – The Golden State Warriors have clinched the 2015-16 Pacific Division title by virtue of Cleveland’s 114-90 win over the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, giving the franchise its first back-to-back Pacific Division crowns since the club won consecutive division titles in 1974-75 and 1975-76.

    Golden State has earned the franchise’s fourth Pacific Division championship since the NBA began using the current divisional format in 1970-71. Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr is the first head coach to win back-to-back division titles in his first two years at the helm since Tom Thibodeau earned consecutive Central Division titles with the Chicago Bulls in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Among the four major professional sports leagues, the Warriors are the first Bay Area team to earn consecutive division crowns since the Oakland Athletics won back-to-back West Division titles in 2012 and 2013.

    Warriors Pacific Division Titles

    Season | Head Coach
    2015-16: Steve Kerr
    2014-15: Steve Kerr
    1975-76: Alvin Attles
    1974-75: Alvin Attles

    The Warriors, who are slated to make their fourth-straight playoff appearance for the first time since qualifying for the postseason in each of the first six years of the league’s existence (1946-47 to 1951-52), own a 59-6 (.908) record on the season, the best record in NBA history through 65 games. Golden State’s 59 wins are tied for the second-most in team history, following last season’s franchise-record 67 wins.

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