For years it has been widely assumed that Warriors fans, loyal throughout many lean seasons, would go crazy for a winner. That's exactly what is happening.

Despite a 20 percent average increase in ticket prices, the Warriors have gained 2,900 season-ticket holders since their season ended in the second round of the playoffs. The increase is the second-biggest in the NBA behind the Sacramento Kings, who are operating under new ownership after staving off a move to Seattle.

The Warriors now have 13,600 season-ticket holders, the most in franchise history and the second-largest number in the league. (Most teams shoot for 10,000 as a goal.)

"Joe (Lacob) and Peter (Guber) knew it would happen," Warriors president Rick Welts said referring to the team's co-owners. "But I think they both would be hard-pressed to see it happen so quickly."
The latest data was revealed by the NBA to its 30 ownership groups at the Board of Governors meetings this week in Las Vegas. Golden State's fan support, powered by last season's playoff run, proved to be one of the highlights of the annual review.

Since this time last year, the Warriors have sold 4,771 season tickets, the most in the NBA.

The Warriors' season-ticket renewal rate was 92 percent, the fourth highest rate in the NBA. Last season, 84 percent renewed with the team coming off a 23-43 record.

The Warriors have sold out 38 consecutive home games, the longest streak since Oracle Arena was expanded in 1997.

Golden State's average home attendance last season was 19,371, fifth in the NBA behind Chicago, Dallas, Miami and Portland.