The Golden State Warriors could soon be a thing of the past.
That is according to the franchise's CEO Rick Welts, who admitted to ESPN.com that he is interested in hearing opinions on a potential name change for the California team.
The franchise recently purchased land in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco with a view to building a new state-of-the-art arena and Welts was asked whether the team could return to their previous 'San Francisco Warriors' incarnation used during the 1960s and 70s to mark the transition:
"We're very curious (about) what our fans think of that.
"I couldn't imagine making that decision in the very near future, but we definitely want to see what our fans prefer," he explained.
The Warriors franchise as a whole has been around since 1946 when they originally debuted in Philadelphia with the Golden State title preceding Warriors since 1971.
But it looks like the hierarchy are keen to look into a possible evolution of the franchise which could see Steph Curry and co. taking to the court for a new outfit in the future as they plan for life away from the Oracle Arena, Oakland.
The decision though, it seems, lies with the fans with Welts keen not to alienate their loyal supporters.