If they do, they better win the championship. None of it matters if they don't.
Yeah they want to win of course… and it's completely reasonable to say "championship or bust". The team obviously needs that attitude. But they're young and it would seem they're gonna get more than a few cracks at it (assuming K's). If they get 2 of the next 3, or 3/4 having lost in the finals once (to who I can't imagine lol), it's still a massive win for the franchise and city overall. Hard not to root for them.
Dubs are rolling but like any great team they face a variety of risks including injuries, complacency and having to face a hot team at the right time. It's great to be sitting here as the defending champions and I don't have any issue with celebrating their regular season success in and of itself. They aren't such a successful franchise that we fans can say championship or bust and ignore the regular season.
65+ wins and conference finals appearance is still a heck of a season historically for the Warriors even if it would be underperforming expectations.
can luke walton even get coach of the year? there's a weird rule where an interim coach apparently doesn't have a coaching record...instead all those wins actually go to the injured (or w/e) coach's record. I.e. all these wins go onto kerr's resume. yes it's bizarre.