For the first time in 13 years, the Warriors are in the playoffs! As they prepare for their best-of-seven first-round series against the mighty Dallas Mavericks, subplots abound: Will Warriors coach Don Nelson, edged out a few years ago by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (and still engaged in a yucky salary dispute with same), wreak his revenge? Will the recent regular-season mastery of the heretofore lowly Warriors over the Mavs extend into this series? And, perhaps most important, will Warriors center Adonal Foyle -- former guest on this show, new U.S. citizen, and just a really great guy -- finally win his way into Nellie's rotation?
We'll begin to find out the answers to these pressing questions at tomorrow's 6:30 p.m. tipoff in Dallas. And as always, the obsessive Warriors blog Golden State of Mind will be covering all the angles. Hey, I'm verklempt!
April 21st, 2007