Golden State Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers, who was the architect of four NBA championships over the course of the previous eight years, is entering the final months of his contract and has not signed a new deal.
According to sources, discussions regarding a new contract between Golden State ownership and Myers, a two-time NBA Executive of the Year, appear to be on hold.
According to sources, Myers’ contract is likely to end at the end of June.
Myers told on Saturday, “My entire focus is on the season and the team,” and he declined to elaborate on his situation.
On Saturday, Golden State owner and chief executive officer Joe Lacob told ESPN, “We love Bob and hope he is here for a long time.”
According to sources, the Warriors have also discussed the possibility of an extension with Steve Kerr, the coach who has won four championships and has two years left on his contract. Dissimilar to with Myers, the time left on Kerr’s agreement offers the association less strain to finish an arrangement temporarily.
Golden State is under additional pressure to secure Myers, one of the most accomplished and highly regarded team executives in professional sports, as they face difficult roster decisions and an anticipated $500 million payroll and luxury tax bill next season.
Myers, who was born and raised in the Bay Area, has maintained strong working relationships with all of the important members of the organization, such as Lacob, Kerr, and superstar players Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.
Myers’ situation without a new deal is unusual in the market, even though the parties still have several months to reach an agreement. Masai Ujiri, president of the Toronto Raptors and another executive at the championship level, did not sign a new contract until 2021.
Outside of Curry’s arrival prior to his own, Myers has overseen the drafts, trades, and free agent signings that have shaped one of the modern dynasties in the league. He was hired as an assistant GM in 2011 and promoted to GM in 2012.
Kerr has a contract that runs through the 2023-2024 season, but he and a number of his teammates, like Phoenix’s Monty Williams, Memphis’ Taylor Jenkins, and Chicago’s Billy Donovan, have reached agreements to extend their contracts in recent months.Topics #Bob Myers #Golden State Warriors