Warriors, GM Bob Myers Not Close in Contract Talks

The Warriors and GM Bob Myers are not near a new deal in talks on a contract extension, per Shams Charania and Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

Myers, who can become a front-office free agent at the end of June, has not spoken to Warriors ownership about a new contact “in months,” Charania and Slater reported.

That indicates that talks have broken off as both sides have made offers and counteroffers.

Along with drawing interest from other teams, it is believed that Myers could leave the Warriors to work in the media, at least for a year.

A former player agent, Myers has been in his current position with the Warriors since 2012. They have won four championships on the past nine years, with Myers the man behind the roster builds.

As for outside interest, sources told Hoops Wire that the Wizards have no plans to hire a new president of basketball operations until they first find out if Myers becomes available.

Forward Draymond Green has said that he is hopeful Myers returns. Green is set to become a free agent this summer as well.

“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 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.

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