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Update: Warriors GM Bob Myers to announce departure at 1pm — Woj; plus open thread
Press conference incoming
"It's just time," Myers told ESPN. Myers, whose contract expires in late June, declined ownership offers on a new deal that would've paid him among the league's top-earning executives, he said. Myers described the decision-making process that led him to leave the franchise after 12 years as including several factors beyond money.
Myers, 48, said he's unsure of his future professional pathway, but should he someday decide to return to the team side, he's expected to become the one of the most pursued executives in modern North American professional sports history.
Myers' blend of leadership, talent evaluation and the respect that he commands at every level of the industry -- ownership, front office, coaches, players and agents -- makes him a uniquely appealing part of a potential ownership group or front office.
Myers is set to speak at a news conference scheduled for 4 p.m. ET Tuesday in San Francisco.
In his dozen years with the Warriors, Myers, who grew up in the Bay Area as a fan of the franchise and went on to play basketball at UCLA, built a Hall of Fame résumé. He enjoyed strong working and personal relationships with the key members of the Warriors' dynasty -- Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and coach Steve Kerr. He let each of them know in recent days that there was a real possibility of him stepping away from the job, sources said.
With Myers' departure, Warriors owner Joe Lacob is expected to seek more prominent roles for his son, Kirk, an executive vice president of basketball operations, and vice president of basketball operations Mike Dunleavy Jr
Warriors officially announce the Bob Myers end of season press conference for tomorrow at noon. His future obviously looms large over it.
We’ll update this article body later in the afternoon with further news.
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