Golden State Warriors president and general manager Bob Myers is stepping down from his position with the franchise, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Myers was the architect of Golden State’s current dynasty, which began in 2014-15 with a title. The Warriors won four titles and made the NBA Finals six times during Myers’ tenure, but he will not be part of the group that leads the franchise into the next stage of this era.
BREAKING: Golden State’s Bob Myers – a two-time executive of the year and architect of four NBA championships -- is stepping down as the franchise’s president and general manager, he told ESPN on Tuesday. “It’s just time,” Myers said. pic.twitter.com/r9nkqFOETw— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 30, 2023
Myers’ departure at this stage makes Golden State’s position a bit more precarious. Draymond Green is a free agent, and pushing him to take a team-friendly deal would’ve been a lot easier if Myers was having the conversation. Klay Thompson is also going to be eligible for an extension, and the Warriors likely want him to take a discount as well. That’s harder to do without Myers. Steve Kerr only has one year on his contract, and he has a lot of admiration for Myers. Will Kerr stay on after this last season?
The Warriors still have a championship window with Stephen Curry operating at a high level, but they could’ve benefitted greatly from Myers’ expertise and ability to navigate through conversations with a variety of personalities. Now, that responsibility is going to fall on someone else.
This was the first domino of Golden State’s offseason. We’ll see how many other dominoes follow.