Will he or won’t he? That has been the question surrounding Warriors GM/president Bob Myers over the past several weeks.
And per Marc Stein of The Stein Line, Myers very well could announce his departure from the team over the next several days.
But Myers may not be leaving for another job. Instead, it appears he just wants the break, per Stein.
Warriors owner Joe Lacob reportedly has offered Myers a lengthy and lucrative new deal. That doesn’t seem to matter, as Myers seemingly has other interests he would like to pursue. He could meet with reporters who cover the Warriors as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday to make his decision known, Stein added.
A former player agent, Myers has been in his current position with the Warriors since 2012. They have won four championships in the past nine years, with Myers being the man who shaped the roster and hired Steve Kerr as coach.
Forward Draymond Green and other members of the team have strongly suggested they’re hopeful Myers will return.
“He means the world to me,” Green told Mark Medina of Sportsnaut. “Working with him has been a complete honor. He’s great. He knows the business and I learn from him. To say that doesn’t matter, it’s a lie. Of course, it matters. But there’s a bunch of things to take into account. Yes, that is one of the things that matters. All right? But ultimately, I can’t hinge my whole decision on that. But f— right it matters.”
Should Myers indeed leave, the Warriors would likely promote from within, as opposed to conducting a large national search, per Anthony Slater and Shams Charania of The Athletic. Former NBA wing and current Warriors VP of basketball operations Mike Dunleavy Jr. is viewed as a “natural successor” to Myers, they added.