Shams: Bob Myers, Dubs yet to have ‘substantial’ extension talks


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For now, the time is ticking on the likely split up between general manager Bob Myers and the Golden State Warriors.

Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, both sides have had no “substantial” contract extension talks in months. With this, they are already bracing for the possibility that Myers will indeed pack his bags and head to the exits of the Bay Area.

Charania noted that both Myers and Golden State exchanged offers and counter-offers several months ago, and there has been no traction on a new deal since then. Myers is yet to receive that proposal that will entice him to return, but there is a belief that he could leave if presented with a competitive market offer.

He further added that Myers gained significant interest for lucrative positions with private equity funds and roles within other pro sports leagues. There’s also a chance that he may explore a job in the media world.

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported back on May 13 that Myers, having no idea yet of his direction moving forward, wants to take his time to fully contemplate about the next steps that he will make, as his contract with the Dubs is set to expire this summer.

“During the season, sources say Warriors owner Joe Lacob presented multiple contract extension offers that would make Myers one of the league’s highest-paid executives, even offering him an option to take time off if he preferred. But Myers, sources say, genuinely doesn’t know what he wants to do, and talks have been tabled for some time.”

Murmurs of Myers possibly leaving the Golden State camp further got raucous when the franchise sent vice president of basketball operations Mike Dunleavy Jr. as their representative on the 2023 Draft Lottery last Tuesday. 

Speculations around Myers’ contract uncertainty stems from the fact that the Warriors already own the highest payroll throughout 30 teams within the association. The 49-year-old executive served as the architect of the Dubs dynasty, and is certainly expecting to receive a massive offer as a result of the tremendous work he put in.

Under Myers, the Warriors have won four NBA championships in the span of eight years. He has been part of the club since 2011.

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