Over the last decade, the Golden State Warriors have risen to NBA royalty. The Dubs have won four NBA Championships and made six NBA Finals appearances, all with the same core group of talent. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green will all go down as Warriors greats when their playing days are over. Head Coach Steve Kerr and General Manager Bob Myers have also been driving forces behind the team’s success.
According to a recent report from the Athletic, it sounds as if Golden State may see one of those key pieces walk out the door.
On January 25, Anthony Slater, Marcus Thompson II and Sam Amick published a story that hinted at a possible exit from Myers over the summer.
The Golden State general manager’s contract is set to expire in July.
“As the clock ticks and extension talks remain flat, many around Myers are wondering whether – and even predicting that – his days with the Warriors are about to run out,” the group wrote.
Slater, Thompson, and Amick, explained that sources around the league said that Myers believes he is due for big pay day.
“For all the nuance that surrounds the situation, this much is clear: team and league sources, who like all of the sources in this story were granted anonymity so they could speak freely, say Myers believes he should be among the highest-paid front office executives in the league, if not the highest,” the group said. “He’s been the architect of four NBA title teams, was the lead recruiter in the Durant free agency signing, and has been the trusted conduit between players, coaches and ownership.”
Possible New Pastures For Warriors’ Myers
If Myers was to walk away from the Dubs this summer, it sounds like he’d have plenty of teams willing to open up the checkbook.
“According to sources close to the situation, Washington (Wizards), Phoenix (Suns), and New York (Knicks) are all worth monitoring as possibilities,” The Athletic reported. “Meanwhile, the recent focus in front office circles, where Myers’ situation has become a hot topic, is on the (Los Angeles) Clippers. They have the richest owner in all of professional sports in Steve Ballmer, the 66-year-old former Microsoft CEO with an $83 billion net worth who has taken the blank-check approach to his title pursuit since buying the team in 2014.”
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