Warriors ‘bracing’ for GM Bob Myers to leave the franchise
The Golden State Warriors are heading toward an offseason with several significant decisions ahead that will shape the franchise’s long-term future.
Among those is general manager Bob Myers’ contract situation as he stands without a new deal. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Warriors are anticipating that Myers may step away from the position after his contract expires on June 30.
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“The Golden State Warriors and president of basketball operations Bob Myers have had no substantial contract extension talks in months and the sides are bracing for the likelihood that Myers could walk away from the franchise,” Charania wrote.
There has been ongoing discussion between both sides for the last several months. Although nothing has moved toward finalizing a long-term contract. The lack of traction toward a new deal has put a huge question around his future.
The Warriors are competing with providing a lucrative deal. Other teams that may also hop into the picture to secure him in a front-office position. Myers has served a significant role in shaping the team that has won four NBA titles in six NBA Finals appearances over eight years.
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His presence has provided much-needed stability that the franchise needs to maintain sustained success. Beyond that, there are roster decisions ahead that could be affected by his possible departure.
All-Star forward Draymond Green sits at the top of the list. Green holds a player option for the 2023-24 season. If he opts out, he could see vastly different contract negotiations if Myers is no longer with Golden State.