The Golden State Warriors’ longstanding general manager and president of basketball operations, Bob Myers, has formally resigned from his job. Myers gave a straightforward explanation for departing Golden State during a news conference on Tuesday in the late afternoon. He said that he was no longer able to devote the necessary amount of time to the role.
“The bottom line is this job, the one I’m in – I would say this for any professional General Manager or coach, requires complete engagement, complete effort, one-thousand percent. If you can’t do it, then you shouldn’t do it. So that’s the answer to the question of why. I can’t do that to our players, I can’t do that to Joe, Peter, really I can’t do it to myself. And that’s the question I’ve been wrestling with.”
Myers was visibly moved as he expressed his gratitude to everyone he encountered while playing for the Warriors, especially the supporters he would run into in the city. Myers had a fruitful run as coach because he contributed to Golden State’s four championship seasons, the most recent of which was in 2022.
The Warriors may find it challenging to replace Myers because he not only helped the team’s roster but also its relationships. The ties that Myers had with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Steve Kerr have all been extensively documented, and their loss will likely be felt most by the Warriors.