Who will succeed Bob Myers as the primary decision-maker for the Golden State Warriors is still unknown. Despite the fact that his departure is imminent, there is no denying that Mike Dunleavy Jr., Kirk Lacob, and other prominent Dubs front office figures are fortunate to be beginning life after Myers while Stephen Curry is wearing blue and gold.
On Tuesday morning, just before the news of his departure was public, Myers called Curry. Myers, fighting back tears on the Chase Center podium as he noted that Curry had expressed disappointment and understanding in his choice, waxed poetic about how fortunate he had been to collaborate with Golden State’s star for more than ten years.
“Steph Curry is just…You can’t even begin, you can’t overstate who he is. When I talk to him, it’s so rare of somebody of his caliber to be who he is. I think people know him for what he does, but how lucky is this organization to have him as its leader? And for me to get to watch him be that guy my whole time here? What a gift to me, and that’s one I could never repay, ever.”
Myers joined the Warriors in 2011, and the following year he was given the general manager position. Later, after the Golden State Warriors’ infamous 3-1 loss to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals, he signed the injury-prone Curry to a four-year, $44 million contract extension, which ultimately turned out to be the best deal in professional sports history. This allowed Golden State to strengthen its dynasty by signing Kevin Durant in free agency.
Curry, like Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Steve Kerr, has recently expressed openly his wish for Myers to continue playing for the Warriors. Myers is a cornerstone of Golden State’s dynasty; none can match his unique influence.
Although the Dubs will undoubtedly miss him, having Curry on the team is all they truly need to remain competitive in 2023–24 and beyond.