Will Bob Myers, the architect of the Warriors dynasty and president of basketball operations, still be at the helm of Golden State next season? It’s a question that’s become increasingly pressing now that the San Francisco Bay Area knows his contract is up next July.
A month and a half ago, we already mentioned Bob Myers’ contract situation and the possibility that the current season will be his last with the Warriors. Since then, there hasn’t really been any progress in talks on a potential extension for the Golden State manager, leaving his future with the Dubs in growing doubt.
These doubts are now highlighted by the latest large file released on the site Athleticthis clearly highlights the possibility of Bob Myers’ future departure.
According to Anthony Slater, Marcus Thompson II and Sam Amik’s sources, Myers would not be properly recognized by Golden State owner Joe Lacob. Indeed, for all the work that has gone into building the Warriors dynasty over the past decade, the president of basketball operations at GS believes he should be one of the highest-paid executives in the NBA, which is not the case by the numbers. Athletic.
Sources say the upper echelon of NBA executives earn more than $10 million @TheAthletic.
Bob Myers is not part of that tier according to industry experts.
Sources say Myers believes he should be among the highest-paid executives in the league.https://t.co/sQFGYzf77L pic.twitter.com/lt3oekNju9
— The Athletic NBA (@TheAthleticNBA) January 25, 2023
However, will Joe Lacob, who paid the Warriors a huge luxury tax to keep playing for a title, be a little stingy with his manager Bob Myers? According to insiders, it is not even possible AthleticGolden State’s ownership will put money on the table this summer to convince Myers to extend.
Still, Bob’s future with the Warriors may not depend solely on the number of greenbacks.
Myers has repeatedly emphasized the very demanding position of president of basketball operations in the NBA in general, but more so in a franchise like the Warriors, which is aiming for nothing but an NBA title. Always having to be on top, constantly having to find ways to stay one step ahead of the competition, with the entire NBA trying to knock you off the bench gets tough after a while. When you have an owner like Lacob, it can get even worse AthleticThere is more and more need to be made in the decisions regarding the California team, especially the picks made in the draft. So maybe Bob Myers should see something elseregardless of the salary his supervisor offers him next summer.
“I love what I do now. I love our group. Nothing is expected of me leaving this job. But it’s healthy to ask questions about where you are and what you’re doing. Many things are interesting, in my youth I thought of becoming a teacher.
– Bob Myers, via Athletic
Yet according to Anthony Slater, Marcus Thompson II, and Sam Amick, no scenario should be ruled out during these lines. Bob Myers may very well decide to stay in Golden State to continue in the franchise where he has become one of the NBA’s best leaders. But he could also choose to go to another team to build something new (and believe me, he’s not short on options) or even leave the Major Leagues altogether to take a break and pursue other passions. Finally, given Golden State’s disappointing record this season (23-24, 10th in the West) and the possibility that some executive players (like Draymond Green) will leave the Warriors next summer, the timing is right. Although, a scenario where the Dubs regain their glory in the coming weeks cannot be ruled out.
Anyway, whatever the future holds, one thing is certain: A departure from Bob Myers would represent a major earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Myers, who took over as general manager in 2012, put together the best possible team around the Splash Brothers Steph Curry – Klay Thompson, especially by making big moves in the draft (Draymond Green, obviously), bringing in coach Steve Curry, killing. Playing in Free Agency (Kevin Durant, of course, but also Andre Iguodala a few years ago) and making smart signings (Andrew Wiggins). It’s enough to earn the ultimate respect within various sectors of the franchise, especially Curry, but also Kerr and Draymond, who are very close to Golden State’s manager.
All of this is to say that the Warriors have no dynasty without this center named Bob Myers. And without Bob Myers, that dynasty may officially end forever.
“Draymond Green has a player option for next season and can opt out. Kerr’s current contract expires after next season. Several key members of the franchise are very close to Myers, and for that reason, his departure could represent the first domino in the transition to a new era.
There is a growing feeling that Bob Myers could become a free agent this summer.
Many around the Warriors executive are wondering, and even predicting, whether his days with Golden State are coming to an end.
Why? And what could happen next? https://t.co/d6PQ0y4wtw
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) January 25, 2023
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