The Golden State Warriors may have a plethora of issues to address this offseason, but they first need to lock in the person in control of the decision-making, President of Basketball Operations Bob Myers, past the conclusion of his current contract.
The 48-year-old is currently contracted till the end of June, with Myers reportedly torn on whether to extend his 12-year stay at the franchise. After starting as an assistant in 2011, he was promoted to the role of general manager in April 2012.
The Washington Wizards reportedly have interest in luring general manager Bob Myers away from the Golden State Warriors and into control of their front office.
According to Marc Stein (subscription required), the Washington Wizards held interest in attracting Myers to DC. The Wizards are currently looking for a new general manager having fired previous GM Tommy Shepherd on April 19.
"“I was told that Washington had indeed registered some measure of formal interest in Myers to see if he has any interest in taking over the Wizards’ front office”, Stein wrote."
But Warrior fans can rest assured that if Myers chooses to leave the franchise, it won’t be to take up a role with the Wizards or any other NBA rival. Stein cites Myers’ relationships with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Steve Kerr, as a major reason why he won’t take up the challenge another franchise could offer.
"“Bob Myers will receive a handsome new contract from the Warriors if he elects to stay…If Myers chooses to leave, it will be because he needs a break and wants to spend more time with his family before tackling his next challenge.”"
After conjecture over where he stood among general managers in terms of pay, it’s good to hear that Golden State are still willing to spend big to retain their key personnel. So they should with Myers the architect of four NBA championships and nine trips to the playoffs in his 11 years at the franchise.
According to Stein, Myers is scheduled to address the media later this week. That may provide further clarity on whether he wishes to take up the challenge of retooling a Golden State roster that disappointingly fell in the second-round of the postseason.