SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers — architect of 4 NBA championships up to now eight years — is getting into into the ultimate months of his contract and stays with out a new deal, sources informed ESPN.
Golden State possession and Myers — a two-time NBA Government of the Yr — have had conversations on a brand new contract, however these talks look like on hiatus, sources stated.
Myers’ contract is believed to run out on the finish of June, sources stated.
“My complete focus is on the season and the staff,” Myers informed ESPN on Saturday, declining to debate his standing additional.
“We love Bob and hope he’s right here for a very long time,” Golden State proprietor and CEO Joe Lacob informed ESPN on Saturday.
The Warriors have additionally broached the idea of an extension with four-time championship coach Steve Kerr, who has two years left on his contract, sources stated. Not like with Myers, the time left on Kerr’s contract does supply the group much less strain to get a deal accomplished within the brief time period.
Golden State, going through troublesome roster choices amid an anticipated $500 million payroll and luxurious tax invoice subsequent season, now has the added strain to safe Myers, one in all skilled sports activities’ most completed and extremely regarded staff executives.
Myers, a Bay Space native, has maintained robust working relationships with all the important thing organizational members — together with Lacob, Kerr and star gamers Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
Whereas there are nonetheless a number of months for the perimeters to achieve an settlement, Myers’ standing with out a new deal is considerably distinctive within the market. Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri — one other championship-level government — did have his contract come right down to the ultimate weeks earlier than reaching a brand new deal in 2021.
Myers was employed as an assistant GM in 2011, promoted to GM in 2012, and out of doors of Curry’s arrival predating his personal, has overseen the drafts, trades and free agent signings which have sculpted one of many league’s trendy dynasties.
Kerr is beneath contract by way of the 2023-24 season, however a number of of his friends — together with Phoenix’s Monty Williams, Memphis’ Taylor Jenkins and Chicago’s Billy Donovan — have agreed on extensions in latest months in comparable contractual circumstances.