Bob Myers, who graduated from in 1993, is now the main man for the Golden State Warriors.
After spending the last year as the assistant general manager (he joined the organization in April, 2011) for the Oakland-based team, Co-Executive Chairman & CEO Joe Lacob has named the 37-year-old its new general manager.
“We’re extremely pleased to announce Bob’s promotion as we conclude the 2011-12 season,” said Lacob. “We are confident that he is the right person to guide our Basketball Operations Department into the long-term future and, similarly, through a very important time for this franchise as we begin to prepare for next season. As we acknowledged a year ago, we think his potential as a young executive in this business is outstanding and that intuition was certainly confirmed during his first year with the organization. Bob is a well-respected, intelligent and dedicated executive who has developed many solid relationships in the game of basketball and understands what it takes to be successful in this business. He’s the ideal person for this job.”
After Myers graduated from Monte Vista, he when to UCLA (1994-98) where he played college ball, winning the NCAA championship in '95.
“I’m grateful for this tremendous opportunity and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead,” said Myers. “The last year has been a learning experience for me as I’ve had the chance to familiarize myself with all facets of the organization while working with Joe, Peter, Larry, Coach Jackson, Rick Welts, Jerry West and many other talented individuals. In conjunction with all of those people, we hope to build a team that our great fans can be proud of for a long period of time. I’m convinced that many of the pieces are in place for this organization to be extremely successful, including our ownership group. If you have committed ownership, you have a chance in this league. I’m excited to have that chance and the opportunity to be a part of something special.”
The Warriors finished the shortened NBA season with a record of 23-43, missing the playoffs. The Warriors haven't finished a season with a winning record since the 2007-08 season when they went 48-34 making it to the second round before losing to the Utah Jazz four games to one. That has been the team's only post-season appearances since the 1994-95 season.
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