Santa Cruz Warriors Announce Schedule For Inaugural Campaign In Surf City
Warriors’ D-League Affiliate Begins Season On November 30; Home Opener Set For December 23


The NBA Development League announced today that the Santa Cruz Warriors will begin their 2012-13 season with seven-straight road games beginning November 30 and will host their home-opener in Santa Cruz on Sunday, December 23, against the Bakersfield Jam. This season marks the inaugural campaign in Santa Cruz for the Golden State Warriors’ NBA D-League team, whose relocation from Bismarck, ND, to Northern California is expected to be finalized and approved in the coming weeks.

In addition to their home opener, the Santa Cruz Warriors will play three additional games during the holiday season, including a special matinee contest on New Year’s Day against the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Overall the Santa Cruz Warriors will host 24 games in Santa Cruz, with 16 of those contests scheduled to take place on weekends or holidays. Tip-off time for the majority of Santa Cruz’s home games during the 2012-13 season will be 7:00 p.m., with the exception of New Year’s Day (2:00 p.m.) and three Sunday contests, each of which will start at 5:00 p.m.

The 2012-13 NBA Development League season will once again feature 16 teams playing 50 games each. In addition to the 48 games announced today, each team will play two games at the annual NBA D-League Showcase, which will be held from January 7-10 in Reno, NV, with the specific schedule being announced at a later date.