The Warriors changed their name to the Golden State Warriors for the 1971–72 season, playing almost all home games in Oakland. Six home games were played in San Diego during that season but more significantly, none were played in San Francisco or Daly City. After changing their name from the San Francisco Warriors, the Warriors became (and remain) the only NBA team that does not include the name of their state or their city in their name (although Golden State is a well-known California nickname).
The history of the Warriors began in Philadelphia in 1946. In 1962, the franchise was relocated to San Francisco, California and became known as the San Francisco Warriors until 1971, when its name was changed to the current Golden State Warriors. Along with their inaugural championship win in the 1946–47 season, the Warriors have won three others in the teams history, including another in Philadelphia after the 1955–56 season, and two more as Golden State after the 1974–75 and 2014–15 seasons.