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Lacob believes Warriors are 'back,' feels like 2014-15 season

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The Warriors are back, at least in the eyes of owner Joe Lacob. 

On Wednesday morning, Lacob appeared on 95.7 The Game's "Morning Roast" and compared this season's squad to the 2014-15 championship team. 

Coming into Wednesday's slate of games, the 9-1 Warriors have the best record in the NBA. They're 1.5 games up on the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference and have beaten a handful of teams that were seen as contenders coming into the season. 

The Warriors won five straight games to open the 2014-15 season, and went on to go 8-2 in their first 10 games. They finished the regular season with a 67-15 record.

That was Steve Kerr's first season as the Warriors' head coach, and the roster obviously was much different. But the comparisons are understandable. Steph Curry won his first of two MVPs that season, and still is playing like an MVP seven years later. Andre Iguodala won Finals MVP and is back with the Warriors after a two-year hiatus in Miami. Draymond Green has been rejuvenated on offense this season and continues to be one of the very best defenders in all of basketball. 

And then there's the pieces around Curry and Green as Klay Thompson continues to rehab. 

Golden State's "Strength in Numbers" slogan has returned after being born in that first championship season. That team had players like Harrison Barnes, Marreese Speights, Leandro Barbosa, Shaun Livingston, Andrew Bogut and so many others playing their role. This time, it's guys like Jordan Poole, Otto Porter Jr., Nemanja Bjelica, Damion Lee, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Gary Payton II and more finding ways to contribute on a nightly basis. 

 
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"I mean, it's back, baby!" Lacob said. "That's all I can say. We're back! And it's exciting, and you can feel it. This feels like 2014-15 to me. 

"We've got a really unique team, really deep. We've got all the passing going on in the Steve Kerr system, everything's feeling good and we just need to keep the injuries away and continue to do it." 

From the roster to the results, the Warriors of old have found their home at Chase Center and, to no surprise, Lacob can't get enough of it.

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