As Hoops Wire reported earlier in the week, the Wizards are indeed closely monitoring the situation between the Warriors and GM/president Bob Myers.
This was again reported by noted insider Marc Stein of The Stein Line in his latest news and notes from the NBA Combine.
Sources have told Hoops Wire the Wizards don’t intent to make a hire until the Myers situation is settled — or at least until they know for sure he wouldn’t want the job.
That said, Myers appears more likely to take a season away then immediately run another team, Stein added.
Myers will be a GM free agent this offseason, and the Warriors would like him to return. They are believed to be offering him a massive contract to return.
Players such as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green have all been open in saying they want Myers to return, as has Warriors coach Steve Kerr.
But Myers could take a year off to focus on family and media work, including his podcast, or yes, to take over basketball operations for another team, as we relayed here.
Meanwhile, the Wizards are searching for a new head of basketball operations after firing Tommy Sheppard after the season. Pelicans GM Trajan Langdon and Clippers GM Michael Winger have both interviewed for the job, per reports, with the search being led by former Georgetown coach John Thompson III, a current Wizards front office executive.
Bucks assistant GM Milt Newton has also communicated with the Wizards, though those talks were said to be more formal.
For now, though, Myers appears to be a long shot.
”All the latest indications suggest that, 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,” Stein wrote.
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— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 18, 2023
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