SAN FRANCISCO—Life is good for Bay Area sports fans.
The Giants are World Series champions. The 49ers have a new coach and an embarrassment of talent. Heck, even the Derek Carr-led Raiders have a little somethin-somethin to be excited about.
Oh, and of course, there’s the local NBA team, scoring and winning at a rate beyond the wildest dreams of a fan base starved of championship pedigree for nearly four decades.
But a jaw-dropping record of 42-9 and the best back court in the NBA are not all the Golden State Warriors and their fans have to brag about. Even NBA commissioner Adam Silver has had trouble containing his excitement over the Warriors new state-of-the-art San Francisco arena.
“I think it looks fantastic,” said Silver. “It’s an incredible undertaking. The plan is to privately finance it, which is an incredible contribution on the part of the owners.”
The arena is reportedly developing on schedule, and could be open for business as soon as the 2018-2019 season. That gives the Splash Brothers and company at least three years to decorate iconic Oracle Arena with a few long awaited championship banners.