Prior to next week’s draft, the Golden State Warriors announced on Friday that Mike Dunleavy Jr. would take over as general manager in place of Bob Myers.
When Myers revealed on May 30 that he will depart the company when his contract expired at the end of June, owner Joe Lacob stated that the company would carefully explore internal candidates.
Since moving into the front office, the 42-year-old Dunleavy has closely assisted Myers, spending the two seasons after serving for two years as an assistant general manager as the vice president of basketball operations. He will take on a front-office position to start his sixth season. Following the conclusion of his 15-year playing career, during which he played for Golden State from 2002 through a portion of 2007, Dunleavy joined the Warriors as a professional scout in 2018.
Mike is the ideal candidate, in our opinion, to head up our basketball operations division, according to Lacob. He has extensive basketball expertise thanks to his childhood, 15 years as an NBA player, and five seasons working in Bob Myers’ front office. Young and vivacious, well-connected throughout the league, and able to communicate effectively with coaches and players are all crucial qualities in this line of work for him. Mike is up to the task and the responsibility.
After losing to LeBron James and the Lakers in the Western Conference playoffs following Golden State’s championship run the previous season, Dunleavy has large shoes to fill and choices to make.
With a $27.6 million player option, Draymond Green has stated he would like to continue playing with the Warriors’ nucleus of Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry as they pursue another title.