The Golden State Warriors won 73 of their 82 games during the 2015-2016 season. Steve Kerr doesn’t think that record will be broken.
Let’s just say the Golden State Warriors made history several times during the 2015-2016 season.
The first was historic, winning 73 games and losing just nine. The Warriors won their 24th straight game to open the season in double overtime against the Boston Celtics. They also went on for two seven-game and one eleven-game win streaks.
However, they did lose after being up 3-1 in the NBA Finals, another first for the league. The Cavaliers, led by LeBron James who was looking for his third championship, defeated the Warriors after the Dubs took a stout 3-1 lead.
So, yes, they crushed it during the season but ran out of gas just a bit too early. Just after it happened, we looked into whether the team should hang a banner for it, still a conversation worthy of having.
That said, the Warriors wins in a season record broke the Michael Jordan’s Bulls. Winning 72 games during the 1995-1996 season, Jordan wouldn’t let the Bulls be beat often. For the Warriors, their chemistry just far outweighed any other team’s talent.
That and the health of their roster, primarily Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry’s lack of injury, made a huge difference. Also, it should be noted that Draymond Green was an absolute animal, having the best season of his career before the Warriors brought in Kevin Durant.
Due to their dominance and the Warriors incredible play, some do not think the record will ever be broken, including Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr.
“I just don’t think it’s possible to break that record. Of course, I didn’t think 72 would be broken,” Steve Kerr said on 95.7 The Game’s “Damon, Ratto & Kolsky” show.
Kerr’s right. Even the best teams in NBA history haven’t come anywhere close to 73 wins. However, Draymond Green doesn’t think that roster was necessarily better than the one just a season later.
It would be incredible for a team to top that even further. Winning 74 games and losing just 8 in a season isn’t insane, but it would certainly be a league-changing type of dominance from any organization.
The Dubs have the record for now, and it looks like they’ll continue to for quite a while.