According to C.J. Holmes of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Golden State Warriors are rumored to have offered Bob Myers a contract extension that would make him the NBA’s highest-paid general manager.
The 48-year-old’s current Warriors contract expires on June 30.
According to a story published last week by Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, Warriors owner Joe Lacob has “already offered Myers multiple contract extensions that would put him among the league’s highest-paid executives.”
Myers, according to Letourneau, “just isn’t sure what he wants to do.”
Shams Charania and Anthony Slater of The Athletic wrote on Wednesday that Myers and the Warriors “have not had any substantial contract extension talks in months” and that they are “bracing for the likelihood” that he would leave the team this summer.
According to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, league insiders anticipate Myers’ next contract to be worth more than $10 million per season if he stays with the Warriors.
Prior to the team’s Game 6 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers last week in the Western Conference semifinals, Myers made an appearance on 95.7 The Game and expressed his ambivalence about staying in Golden State (h/t the San Francisco Chronicle).
“Somebody smarter a long time ago gave me advice: Don’t make a decision until you have to,” Myers said.
In his most recent article, Holmes also stated that Myers would not base his decision to stay with the Warriors on money alone.
“Myers is known as a family man, with three young daughters. There’s a belief that if he does walk away from the Warriors, it wouldn’t necessarily be to take a job elsewhere, but rather to spend more time with his family and take a break from the daily demands of his role,” Holmes wrote.
Since 2012, Myers has held the positions of general manager and president of basketball operations for Golden State. He is the mastermind behind the team’s lengthy dynasty, which dates back to 2015 and has produced four NBA championships.
It’s unclear how the Warriors will adjust if Myers decides to leave the team.
Due to Draymond Green’s ability to decline his $27.6 million player option for the 2023–24 season, this summer is extremely important for the Dubs. Additionally, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Klay Thompson has a “expectation” that he would be “rewarded” with a maximum extension this summer following a strong showing to finish the second half of the 2022–23 regular season.