GM Bob Myers Could Leave the Warriors After Failed Contract Talks

Bob Myers at Stephen Curry's Official After Party in 2022
Bob Myers at Stephen Curry's Official After Party in 2022. Photo by Jennifer Johnson/TalentResources/Shutterstock (13038707ah)

The Golden State Warriors and general manager Bob Myers could be heading toward a split. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the contract extension talks between the two sides stalled in recent months, and there is a real possibility that Myers will leave the franchise after his contract expires in the summer.

Charania reports that the two sides exchanged contract proposals earlier this year but haven’t had any substantial negotiations since. The Warriors’ offered Myers a deal that would make him one of the highest-paid executives in the league, but that is considered far from enough to keep him in the building.

If Myers indeed leaves the Warriors, there will be no lack of suitors for his services around the league. There were teams trying to pluck him away from Golden State in the past, and the interest should be even higher if he is on the job market.

The split from Myers comes at a bad moment for the Warriors as they are likely to have a busy offseason ahead of them. They need to sort out extensions for their core players, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, while also retooling their roster after a disappointing playoff exit.

Bob Myers started his involvement in basketball as a sports agent before becoming the Warriors’ assistant general manager in 2011. Just a year later, he replaced Larry Riley as the team’s GM and went on to oversee a historic run that saw the Warriors win four championships and break the record for most wins in a single season.

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