NBA is back on Christmas Day
With a long lockout delaying the beginning of the NBA season, the Warriors new Head Coach Mark Jackson had a little extra time to prepare his team for the season, as a first time head coach. As a former player, Jackson led both the Knicks and Pacers to multiple playoff appearances. Jackson was hired to bring that winning attitude to the Bay Area.
Other than Mark Jackson, the Warriors are yet to make any big off season transactions. Both Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry return to build on the good seasons last year, and the emerging Dorell Wright will be aiming to take the next step as an effective player in the NBA. In the front court they have a strong 3 in David Lee, Andres Biedrins, and Ekpe Udoh.
The Warriors open up the late season on Christmas Day against the Clippers who seem to be getting stronger the closer to season we get. The Warriors will be playing the last game of the day, on a day which features five games, all being aired on national television.
The Warriors get two preseason games against the Kings on the 17th and the 20th than get a five day break before their season opener.