Look back at last Warriors win: 1975 was quite a year

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The last time the warriors were in the NBA Finals was 1975. We thought it would be fun to look back and see what was going on 40 years ago.

Captain and Tennille had the number one single of the year "Love Will Keep Us Together." Glenn Campbell was number two, with his hit "Rhinestone Cowboy."

The cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" premiered in 1975, but the highest grossing film of the year was about a shark, "Jaws".

When the Warriors got into the NBA Championship, it was a big deal, but not big enough to kick out the Ice Follies already scheduled for shows at the Oakland Coliseum Arena. So the Warriors had to move across the bay to the Cow Palace in Daly City. You could get a ticket for $9.

The Warrior's biggest star was Rick Barry and their coach was Al Attles. The Finals marked the first time two African-American coaches met head to head in an NBA championship.

It was a great year for other Oakland sports too. The A's finished first in the American League West. Pitcher Vida Blue won 22 games. The Raiders were the best in the AFC West.

But there were "no" selfies from fans back then, since the computer age was just beginning. Microsoft was founded and the prototype for Apple's first personal computer was created in 1975.

That same year California became notorious for two attempts to assassinate President Gerald Ford. Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme and Sara Jane Moore both tried, and failed.

They weren't the only women making headlines as criminals; newspaper heiress Patty Hearst was arrested, more than a year after she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army and later accused of robbing a bank.

Watching over all that history was California Gov. Jerry Brown who began serving his first term that year.

The Warriors took the home the title in 1975 by sweeping the Washington Bullets in just four games. In 1997, the Bullets changed their name to the Wizards.

Written and produced by Ken Miguel and Jennifer Olney
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