The Golden State Warriors began their retooling for the 2011-2012 season yesterday as they announced the hiring of Bob Myers as their new Assist General Manager/Vice President of Basketball Operations. Myers will be working directly under General Manager Larry Riley, who was retained in that position yesterday as well. The specs of the agreements were not announced per team policy.
Myers will be a nice addition to the Warriors braintrust. He brings his abundant knowledge of contract negotiations, his connects as an agent with players, coaches, and executives around the league, and a deep belief in the team to the table. Here's a quote from Myers about the hiring:
"I am really excited about this great opportunity...I have always considered the Warriors as a franchise that could potentially be one of the premiere organizations in the NBA due to their market and incredible fans. If you combine that with the new ownership in place, I'm confident that we can accomplish some pretty special things in the future. I'm grateful to Joe Lacob and Larry Riley for this opportunity and words can't express how eager I am to get started."
Myers will definitely play a big roll in the Warriors offseason moves and making the team a playoff contender again. Now the question is will he do well enough for the team to dump Larry Riley?