Warriors Prez Rick Welts on the Team's Championship Chances ... and Keeping the Name 'Golden State'

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at 10:30 AM
Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after being named Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Warriors are keeping "Golden State" in their name even after they move across the Bay in 2019, team president Rick Welts announced on Wednesday. Some fans had hoped for a return to the San Francisco Warriors moniker, which was the team's name from 1962-71. We'll check in with Welts about the decision and about the injury-plagued team's prospects for a repeat of last year's championship. We'll also talk with him about his recent election to the NBA Hall of Fame.

Guests:
Rick Welts, President and COO, Golden State Warriors

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