Golden State Warriors: 5 Bold Steps to Win a Championship by 2017

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Golden State Warriors: 5 Bold Steps to Win a Championship by 2017
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The Warriors haven't held this trophy since 1974-75.

Golden State Warriors and an NBA title? Sound familiar? Well, it hasn’t happened since 1975, and the faint reminders are Rick Barry’s image on the NBA Finals broadcast and the banner in the rafters at Oracle Arena.

It didn’t help to have a horrible ownership group that did not know how to manage a team. Don’t worry, Warriors fans, Chris Cohan is gone.  Grantland.com’s Bill Simmons gave us a quick refresher course of poor decision making within the past 35 years.

Joe Lacob and Peter Guber are the new sheriffs in town, and they have basketball acumen.  They have already brought in general manager Bob Myers, and they will be melding the roster to a potential championship fit.

Playoff success will be exciting and is expected in the next couple of years. But let’s take a bigger step. What will it take to get the Warriors to win the second NBA title in Golden State’s history?

Here is a five-step program that will guide the Warriors to the NBA title:

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