It appears the Warriors would like Bob Myers to return as president of basketball operations and general manager. But is the feeling mutual for Myers?
That seems to be the question.
Myers is due for a new contract, and Warriors owner Joe Lacob has already offered one, per Anthony Slater and Shams Charania of The Athletic.
But whether Myers accepts is another matter, and that uncertainty has surrounded the team all season. With the Warriors now eliminated from the playoffs by the Lakers, the unsettled status of Myers becomes the Warriors’ first pressing question.
The 2023 NBA Draft (June 22) and free agency (a week later) are right around the corner, and clearly, the Warriors will want to know who’s in charge of basketball operations. Again, they hope it’s Myers, the former player agent who’s responsible for shaping the dynasty roster highlighted by Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, and hiring Steve Kerr to coach them.
Again, everything appears to be up in the air.
“Lacob has stated publicly and privately his hope to retain Myers as the face of the Warriors’ front office and has offered him a new deal,” Charania and Slater wrote. “Those within the front office — under and around Myers — echo that sentiment, a collective desire to keep the established structure in place.”
That said, there’s a sense that Myers could leave to take on a fresh challenge and try to build another franchise. For starters, the Wizards are said to be highly interested and monitoring the Myers situation.
Some have said Washington has no plans to hire a new president of basketball operations until they first find out if Myers becomes available.
Should Myers indeed leave, the Warriors would likely promote from within, as opposed to conducting a large national search, per Slater and Charania. Former NBA wing and current Warriors VP of basketball operations Mike Dunleavy Jr. is viewed as a “natural successor” to Myers, they added.
We have more on the Warriors, including their plans for a new deal with Green, right here.
With the reigning NBA champions now eliminated, an inside look at future of critical members of the Warriors dynasty – Draymond Green, Bob Myers, Klay Thompson, more – as Stephen Curry’s greatness remains focal point.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 13, 2023