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Good Morning Dub Nation,
It’s been a little over a week since Golden State Warriors’ general manager Bob Myers announced he was stepping down from his role with the team. Though his tenure was decorated with NBA championships, hall of fame transactions, and genuine bonds with his players, his life as a Warriors’ executive was often times more exhausting and less appreciated than most would assume. That being said, that wasn’t the case for those in the organization who knew Myers well such as Draymond Green and head coach Steve Kerr as they expressed their gratitude for him during the latest episode of The Draymond Green Show.
“I don’t know what it’s going to be like without him. There’s already a really hollow feeling just knowing he’s not going to be in the building every day.”
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) June 6, 2023
There’s no question how important Myers has been in keeping this Warriors’ dynasty together. He was the bridge that connected players, coaches, and members of the front office together. Most importantly, however, he was the steady leader who masterfully navigated the Warriors through various challenges throughout the years.
Usually at the center of these challenges was Green — the Warriors’ emotional leader both on and off the court. During his podcast, he jokingly states that even he would be sick of his own shenanigans, however he always appreciated how Myers — as well as Kerr — were always there to have his back.
“Trust me, not one second do I go home and not think these guys have had my back,” Green said. “You (Steve Kerr), Bob (Myers), through things that I’ve gone through. The camera caught you one time like ‘I’m sick of Draymond’s shit’. I had to take a step back like, ‘I’d be sick of Draymond’s shit too!’. Like I understand what you’ve done for me, I understand what Bob’s done for me, and what you guys have meant to me and my life and my career.”
Meanwhile for Kerr, Myers’ departure rings a bit different for him. Not only was Myers a partner to Kerr throughout his nine-year tenure as Golden State’s head coach, he was his friend who helped everyone in the organization reach their lofty championship expectations. Now with his departure, Kerr says there is a “hollow feeling” in the building as they venture into a future unknown.
“It’s a collaboration and Bob (Myers) is a huge part of the collaboration,” Kerr said. “He and I have been partners in this thing for nine years. He hired me. He was here before I was. I don’t know what it’s going to be like without him. There’s already like a really hollow feeling just knowing he’s not going to be in the building every day.”
Here are the rest of today’s stories:
In case you missed it from Golden State of Mind:
- The exhausting nature of a basketball lifer
- Steve Kerr praises the Heat’s unselfishness and focus on winning
- Andre Iguodala invests in Bay FC
- Clippers don’t hire Bob Myers as their new GM
- Monday mock draft roundup, who will the Warriors select with the 19th pick?
Other Warriors News:
- Curry discusses importance of A’s staying in Oakland (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Warriors working to rebuild culture, their top offseason priority (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Hollinger: NBA option predictions — will James Harden, Draymond Green, others become free agents? (The Athletic)
- Mock Draft Roundup: Experts Predict the Warriors’ 2023 Draft Pick (NBA)
- The Best of Klay Thompson’s 2022-23 Season (Golden State Warriors)
- Do Nuggets or Heat have upper hand in NBA Finals? Breaking down early advantages for Denver and Miami (Sporting News)
- How Jamal Murray Can Get Back On Track After The Heat Slowed Him Down In Game 2 (Uproxx)
- NBA Draft: With Victor Wembanyama projected at No. 1, uncertainty looms for the rest of the top 10 (Yahoo Sports)
- Daily Dime: The latest on the Finals, LeBron James, the coaching carousel and more (SB Nation)
- Jimmy Butler derailed Heat’s NBA Finals press conference by flashing his whole ass (SB Nation)