The Warriors dominated the league during the last decade. After a two-year hiatus from the playoffs, Warriors owner Joe Lacob believes they have what it takes to be great not just now, but for the future, as he told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
“Our goal is to be great throughout this decade,” Lacob told Yahoo Sports. “We had a great last decade and our goal is to set ourselves up for another great decade. We’ve got Steph, Klay and Draymond for the next several years at a high level, hopefully longer. [Andrew] Wiggins is only 26. With [Jordan] Poole, [James] Wiseman, [Jonathan] Kuminga and [Moses] Moody, we’ve got a lot of talent to develop and a lot of work to do, but we’re pretty excited.”
For the immediate future, they got Klay Thompson back after missing two and a half years due to a torn ACL and ruptured Achilles. Lacob is excited to see what this group can accomplish together.
“We’ve got all the pieces back together and we’ve had a good offseason and we drafted some young guys that haven’t gotten a chance to play yet that we really like. So I feel like this is our first year of getting back after the five-year title run,” Lacob said. “We’ll see where it goes. I’m not assuming anything at this point, but we certainly have a lot of talent, a really good team and I think it will jell even more so as we go along this year.”