NBA Rumors: The Golden State Warriors could be on the verge of a huge change in the front office.
Even after losing in the second round of the NBA Playoffs to the Los Angeles Lakers, it would be a bit outlandish to say that this is an end of an era for the Golden State Warriors. However, that losing coupled with other big offseason changes could make that statement a little more accurate and less ridiculous.
One big move that could be on the verge of happening is the Warriors moving on from long-time general manager Bob Myers.
According to a recent report, both the Warriors and Myers are “bracing” for a divorce. There are still a few weeks before his contract officially expires and there’s still hope that the two sides can come to a last-minute agreement, but it’s not looking good for the Warriors.
If Myers does in fact leave, the expectation is that the hire for a new general manager will be an internal one. Mike Dunleavy Jr., in this report, was floated as a realistic replacement for Myers if he does end up leaving when his contract expires.
Bob Myers has played an instrumental role for the Golden State Warriors
Myers joined the Warriors organization in 2011 and was named as the team’s general manager in 2012. He played a huge role in creating this dynasty that is currently ongoing for the Warriors. He was part of the front office that would go on to draft Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green, sign Kevin Durant, trade for Andrew Wiggins, and many more underrated moves over the course of the last decade.
The Warriors aren’t in this position they find themselves in without Myers. You could even make the argument that they don’t have four titles under their belt right now without his contributions.
And with the very real possibility that he could leave during the offseason, there’s no question that will bring about even more questions for this team heading into the summer.
For example, does the team’s trajectory or mindset change at all without Myers in the picture? You would assume no with an internal hire, but you can never be quite sure until a new voice and figure is sitting in the general manager role.
It’s unclear how this will all shake out for the Warriors but it’s pretty easy to understand that they have some difficult decisions to make. And it likely will start with a new general manager. Or at least that’s the way it seems right now.