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Golden State D-Leaguers, I'm Going To Miss You: A Brief History

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Even Don Nelson, who was supposedly anti-rookies, came around to embrace the D-League call-ups.
Even Don Nelson, who was supposedly anti-rookies, came around to embrace the D-League call-ups.

With last night being the, uh, last night for the NBA's regular season, I decided I had to catch one last Golden State Warriors game - for old time's sake.

The season finale didn't disappoint, either, as Golden State Of Mind's Atma Brother ONE explains in his recap of the Warriors 122-116 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.  The Warriors fought hard, played with heart, hustled and did everything else one would associate with a team that started three D-Leaguers surrounded by a couple of guys that seemed to want to win more than anything else - even for a team that finished just 26-56 on the season.

This season, I was impressed with a lot of the things the Warriors did - particularly from a D-League standpoint.

After the jump, I went through the SBNation archives to put together a time line of this season's Golden State D-Leaguers.

September

  • 16th- Golden State started the season off in style with the addition of former Bakersfield Jam head coach Scott Roth to the Warriors bench.  Roth, one of my favorite coaches in my time following/covering the D-League, was well-deserving and seems to have made the best of his time with the Warriors as I've seen marked improvement in D-League call-ups Anthony Tolliver and Chris Hunter while they've been in Golden State.

November

  • 20th - The Warriors first foray into the D-League talent pool came, actually, before the D-League's season even started when they signed former Fort Wayne Mad Ant Chris Hunter.  Hunter came out on fire in his first game as a Warrior and continued to play solid all season.

December

January

February

March

April

Coddamn, I'm going to miss this team.