2011-12 Warriors: Photos Of The Year
January 1, 2012
The warriors.com staff recently collaborated on the Warriors top photos of the 2011-12 season. Enjoy the following images and re-live some of this past season's most memorable moments.
First-year Head Coach Mark Jackson offers instruction to Brandon Rush and Dorell Wright on December 28.
The team huddles up before a home game at Oracle Arena.
Klay Thompson rolls off a screen and catches a pass during an overtime win against the Miami Heat on January 10.
Stephen Curry glides toward the hoop against the Mavericks on March 10, his final home game of the season.
The missing piece? After so many years, the Warriors finally land an established center with the acquisition of Andrew Bogut in March.
Unfortunately, Bogut has been sidelined with a fractured left ankle since January and will not make his Warriors debut until the 2012-13 season.
Acquiring Andrew Bogut came at a price, however
as Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh were traded to Milwaukee in a deal that landed the Warriors their long awaited big man.
Still a member of the Warriors, Monta Ellis finds David Lee with a wrap-around pass against the Knicks on December 28.
Dorell Wright flys high for this dunk against the Clippers on March 11.
Get up close and personal as David Lee takes the ball to the hoop against the Clippers in the Christmas Night season opener.
Usually one to be stoic on the court, Brandon Rush shows some emotion after knocking down a 3-pointer against the Jazz on January 7.
Nate Robinson is all about passion and energy, and thats never more obvious than in this shot taken during the Warriors-Heat game on January 10.
A cool overhead shot of Andris Biedrins coming down with the rebound against the Trail Blazers on February 15.
Warriors Owner Joe Lacob cheers on his team against the Knicks on December 28.
Dominic McGuire soars in for the dunk against the Bobcats on January 14.
The legend and the pupil Warriors Executive Board Member and Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West sits down with Klay Thompson prior to a game against the Thunder on February 7.
Charles Jenkins was more assertive as the season wore on. Here he is taking the ball to the hoop against the Nets on March 30.
One of the most memorable nights of the season occurred as the Warriors retired Chris Mullins No. 17 on March 19.
Chris Mullins entire family took part in the event, which celebrated the career of one of the best players to ever wear a Warriors uniform.
Chris Mullins No. 17 becomes the sixth number to be retired in franchise history.
David Lee gets ready to hammer one down against the Trail Blazers on February 15.
Stephen Curry goes airborn to make a pass against the Jazz on February 2.
Head Coach Mark Jackson promised a tougher style of Warriors basketball, and the team did its best to play a more physical brand of defense.
Nate Robinson tries to save the ball from going out of bounds during February 20s victory over the Clippers.
Its always funny how players can be so jovial when cheering on their teammates, yet the coaching staff remains calm and collected.
The Warriors tipped off the 2011-12 season on Christmas night. Its always nice to see the players and their footwear be in the holiday spirit.
Charles Jenkins sizes up fellow rookie Isaiah Thomas in a home game against the Kings.
Brandon Rush puts up a shot during the teams December 28 victory over the Knicks.
All five Warriors converge on the Lakers Pau Gasol on March 27.
Often with the assignment of guarding the oppositions best player, Dominic McGuire takes a shot at defending LeBron James.
Richard Jefferson goes in for the dunk in a rare shot that includes all 10 players on the court.
Dorell Wright soars to the rim against the Bucks on March 16.
As he did all season, rookie Jeremy Tyler wears his pink Barbie backpack in Sacramento on December 20.
Before getting injured and eventually traded in the Andrew Bogut deal, Kwame Brown gave the Warriors a much-needed interior presence.
Stephen Curry stands beside the son of a Warriors Season Ticket Holder during the national anthem on February 7.
Mickell Gladness throws down a dunk against the Mavericks on April 12.
David Lee goes one on one in the post with Atlantas Josh Smith on February 29.
Chris Wright goes sky high for a dunk against the Hornets on April 24.
Head Coach Mark Jackson presides over a huddle during a January 27 game against the Thunder.
Dominic McGuire puts on his best game face as he blocks a shot against the Lakers on January 6.
Warriors Co-Owner Peter Guber and thousands of Warriors fans rise to their feet during a home game against the Clippers on February 20.
Nate Robinson does his best Jason Terry Jet impersonation during a game against the Mavericks on March 10.
This just in: Nate Robinson has a tendency to get excited during games.
Whether hes on the court or on the sidelines, Stephen Curry is the consummate teammate.
Great symmetry in this shot as David Lee throws in a dunk against the Nets on March 30.
Head Coach Mark Jackson calls a play from the sidelines during the December 28 win against the Knicks.
Jeremy Tyler throws down a dunk against the Clippers on April 14.
Klay Thompson finds Dominic McGuire with a pass against the Hornets on March 28.
The Andrew Bogut trade marked the end of an era for Monta Ellis, who averaged 19.6 points and 4.4 assists over six-plus seasons with the Warriors.
Coincidentally, Monta Ellis first game as a member of the Bucks came against the Warriors on March 16, and the Oracle Arena faithful greeted him with a warm reception.
In addition to the Andrew Bogut trade, one of the teams more notable changes of the season was Bob Myers promotion to General Manager.
Regardless of where he plays, Stephen Curry is a fan favorite.
David Lee soars in for the dunk against the Knicks on December 28.
Dorell Wright raises one arm to the sky on a night that saw him score eight overtime points against the Heat on January 10.
Dominic McGuire lays it up off the glass against the Knicks on December 28.
Donned in their special Chris Mullin warm-up shirts, the Warriors line up for the national anthem on March 19.
Charles Jenkins warms up at Oracle Arena on Chris Mullin Jersey Retirement Night on March 19.
This sight became all too familiar during the 2011-12 season, as this trio of injured Warriors stars watches from the sidelines on April 16.
The 2011-12 campaign marked the 27th consecutive season that the Warrior Girls have entertained fans during breaks in the action at Oracle Arena.
The Flying Dubs were sure to start a commotion at Oracle Arena with their thrilling dunk routines.
The Jr. Jam dance squad always kept things interesting with their hip-hop choreography numbers.
As excitable as they come, Nate Robinson celebrates during the February 13 game against the Suns.
The 2011-12 rookie leader in 3-point shooting (.414), Klay Thompson takes aim on a long-distance shot against the Clippers in the season opener.
David Lee and Andris Biedrins crash the boards in a game against the Pacers on January 20.
One of the better defenders on the team, Brandon Rush braces for a tough assignment with Dwyane Wade on January 10.
Charles Jenkins drives through the lane and gets hacked by multiple Grizzlies players on April 3.
Heres a great shot of Dominic McGuire throwing down a dunk against the Nuggets on April 7.
David Lee and Mark Jackson share a laugh during a preseason game in Sacramento on December 20.
Nate Robinson drives against a much bigger opponent (as usual) in Denver on April 9.
Not even DeAndre Jordans large frame can stop Stephen Curry from making this pass against the Clippers on February 20.
Klay Thompson forces overtime with this clutch 3-pointer from the corner in Sacramento on February 4.
Dorell Wright cruises in for one of his 28 dunks on the season.
David Lee puts his arm around Stephen Curry during a New Years Eve contest against the 76ers.
David Lee delivers a dunk during the Christmas Night opener against the Clippers.
Surrounded by Jazz, Kwame Brown puts up a shot on January 7.
The 44th selection in the 2011 NBA Draft, Charles Jenkins started each of the teams last 17 games and led all NBA rookies with 6.3 assists per game in April.
Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut share a laugh as they watch the Warriors take on the Kings on March 24.
Brandon Rush was one of the leagues elite 3-point shooters, ranking sixth in the league at .452.
Dorell Wright and Brandon Rush celebrate as teammates look on during a 93-90 win over the Kings on January 31.
One of the NBAs best rookies, Klay Thompson catches a pass during a preseason game against the Kings on December 17.
David Lee throws down one of his team-high 66 dunks against the Jazz.
Never one to back down, Nate Robinson goes face to chest with Clevelands Semih Erden on January 17.
Andris Biedrins goes up against Kevin Garnett as the Warriors tip off their home game against the Celtics on March 14.
Heres a cool shot of David Lee and Jeremy Tyler crashing the boards in Portland on April 11.