Bob Myers resigning as Warriors’ president, GM: report

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SAN FRANCISCO — Bob Myers’ time with the Warriors is coming to an end.

Myers, the architect of the Warriors’ four championship teams and two-time NBA Executive of the Year, will be stepping down from his role as the team’s president of basketball operations and general manager, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday morning.

Myers’ contract is set to expire at the end of next month, though a decision on his future was expected to be made Tuesday.

The Warriors might look outside the organization but it seems more likely they promote an internal candidate. Mike Dunleavy Jr., who subbed in for Myers on several occasions throughout the years, seems like a likely successor. Dunleavy currently serves as the vice president of basketball operations.

Myers was a sports agent before he made the move to front office executive more than a decade ago. He’s served as the general manager for the Warriors since 2012, playing an instrumental part in crafting the team’s four championship-winning teams. He selected Green in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft and signed Andre Iguodala to elevate the Warriors to create the core of the 2015 title team, then pushed to get Kevin Durant to join Curry & Co. in the Bay Area via free agency in 2016.

It was also Myers’ call to replace Mark Jackson in 2014 with Kerr, who helped guide the team to six of the last nine NBA Finals.