Bob Myers Steps Down as Warriors’ General Manager

Bob Myers at Stephen Curry's Official After Party in 2022
Bob Myers at Stephen Curry's Official After Party in 2022. Photo by Jennifer Johnson/TalentResources/Shutterstock (13038707ah)

The Golden State Warriors confirmed on Tuesday that Bob Myers will step down as the team’s general manager. Myers is set to walk away after his contract with the franchise expires in mid-June.

The Warriors wanted to keep Myers around, reportedly offering him a lucrative new contract that would make him one of the highest-paid executives in the league. However, the 48-year-old manager decided it was time to move on and embark on a new challenge.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Myers shared that he believes the Warriors are set up for success in years to come, and his departure won’t change that.

“This team is in great shape. Joe is not going anywhere,” Myers said. “You’ve got a fantastic coach. You’ve got arguably one of the best players to ever play, one of the best people to ever play Steph Curry. So the future is unbelievably bright.”

Despite Myers’ optimism, it’s no secret that the Warriors are facing a challenging offseason. They need to sort out the extensions for their key players, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, while also trying to find a way to upgrade their roster while facing a huge tax bill.

It is unclear how the Warriors will approach their search for Myers’ replacement. According to reports, team owner Joe Lacob aims to give a more prominent role to his son Kirk Lacob, who currently serves as an executive vice president of basketball operations. The team’s VP of basketball operations, Mike Dunleavy Jr., is also expected to share a heavier load of responsibilities.

Bob Myers joined the Warriors in 2011 as an assistant general manager. He was promoted to the GM role a year later and went on to build a team that won four championships and played six NBA finals between 2014–15 and 2021–22.