The NBA Champion Golden State Warriors announced today that the team will host Hardwood Classics nights during the 2015-16 season, beginning on Tuesday, November 17 against the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena. Originally released during the 1966-67 NBA season, the Warriors’ “The City” jerseys will be worn for a total of eight games this season, with the team’s original center court logo returning to Oracle Arena during all five home games the team will host a Hardwood Classics Night.
Below are additional Hardwood Classics Nights the Warriors will wear “The City” jerseys this season:
- Tuesday, November 24 vs. Los Angeles Lakers
- Tuesday, December 8 at Indiana Pacers
- Saturday, January 9 at Sacramento Kings
- Monday, January 18 at Cleveland Cavaliers
- Tuesday, March 1 vs. Atlanta Hawks
- Tuesday, March 29 vs. Washington Wizards
- Tuesday, April 5 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
The Warriors last wore Hardwood Classics jerseys on four occasions during the 2010-11 season, posting a 3-1 record when donning the retro threads. The Warriors last sported "The City" throwbacks in 2006-07, when they wore the alternate uniform in all seven of the team’s home games during the month of March and recorded a 6-1 record in the jerseys as part of the 16-5 finish to the regular season that netted the Warriors the eighth seed in the 2007 Western Conference Playoffs.
To commemorate the second Hardwood Classics Night on November 24 against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Warriors will recognize former swingman Jason Richardson for his accomplishments during his six seasons with the franchise. The Warriors also installed a wall graphic of Richardson at the team’s Practice Facility in downtown Oakland this month.
Additional Warriors legends will be honored during upcoming Warriors Hardwood Classics Nights this season. Fans interested in purchasing from the largest selection of Warriors Hardwood Classics merchandise can do so by visiting warriorsteamstore.com.
Originally selected by the Warriors with the fifth overall pick of the 2001 NBA Draft, Richardson averaged 18.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.27 steals and 35.5 minutes in 438 games (431 starts) with Golden State from 2001-07. The 6’6” swingman was a key member of the celebrated “We Believe” playoff run in 2007, when the Warriors ended a 13-year playoff drought and became the first eight-seed in NBA history to defeat a one-seed in a seven-game playoff series with a 4-2 upset over the Dallas Mavericks. While with the Warriors, the Michigan State product won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in consecutive years (2002, 2003) and currently ranks third on the franchise’s all-time three-pointers made list (700) behind only Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
The Warriors ended the 2014-15 season by capturing the 2015 NBA Championship for the first time in 40 years and recorded a franchise-record 67 wins during the regular season. Tickets for all 2015-16 home games are available and can be purchased at warriors.com, or by calling 1-888-GSW-HOOP. Warriors.com offers fans a verified marketplace for all Warriors ticket needs, including official resale tickets from Season Ticket Holders that are guaranteed by the Warriors organization. The Warriors ticket marketplace offers a safe and convenient way for fans to access all levels of tickets throughout the regular season and playoffs. The team has sold out 135 consecutive games and has a current Season Ticket Priority Wait List of over 17,000 members.