Sometimes, good things must come to an end.
In June 2019, Bob Myers and Rick Welts signed multi-year agreements that would keep them in the Bay Area for years to come. Welts would remain in charge of basketball operations while Myers would continue to work as the franchise president and general manager. Together, they would go on to construct a fourth championship squad in 2022. One year later, they brought all of those pieces back together in hopes of winning a fifth title in a decade, but ultimately fell short in the first round. As the offseason moves forward for the Warriors, they will look to move on without their longtime president and general manager.
On May 30, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN laid some bombshell news on NBA Twitter. Bob Myers has stepped down as president and general manager of the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors reportedly offered a contract extension that would place him alongside the league’s top executives, but Myers is ready to move on when his current deal expires in June.
“It’s time,” he told the ESPN insider.
At this time, it’s unclear as to what led Myers to this decision, but more will be learned this afternoon. The four-time NBA Champion is expected to appear at a press conference in San Francisco later this afternoon.
BREAKING: Golden State’s Bob Myers – a two-time executive of the year and architect of four NBA championships — is stepping down as the franchise’s president and general manager, he told ESPN on Tuesday. “It’s just time,” Myers said. pic.twitter.com/r9nkqFOETw
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 30, 2023