Golden State Warriors confirm they won't change name when moving to San Francisco before 2019-20 season
The Warriors will have new digs in San Francisco, but the name will remain the same
There was apparently some speculation about whether the team would rebrand itself after moving from Oakland to San Francisco, but that speculation was quieted on Wednesday when team president Rick Welts made it official.
The team was previously known as the San Francisco Warriors from 1962-1971, but has held the Golden State moniker ever since. They'll be moving back to the San Fran area with their new $500 million waterfront arena in the Mission Bay neighborhood, but it doesn't come as much of a shock that a name change isn't in the plans.
The Warriors currently have one of the strongest brands not only in basketball, but in all of sports. It just wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to toy with that while they're thriving as an organization, especially if it presents the possibility of alienating their existing fanbase in Oakland.
Anyone who is in possession of Golden State gear can rest easy from this point on.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
LaVar Ball might have a deal for you if BBB sneakers is what you've been wanting
Minnesota intends to play Butler in 'shorter segments' to start the 2018-19 campaign since...
Big things are expected from Harris, but he told Reid Forgrave his No. 1 objective is to 'help...
The Knicks and Hawks open up their season on Wednesday at MSG
After a hard year in Houston, Phoenix's new sharpshooter told CBS Sports he is excited to be...
Money, it's gotta be the shoes! A non-sneakerhead offers fearless rankings on all 33 Air J...