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Jackson won a championship with the Spurs in 2003, left a month later and Duncan and Popovich have missed him ever since. He shouldn't be here now, but the Spurs landed him at the trade deadline while cleaning up one of their few mistakes. They'd given Richard Jefferson a four-year, $39 million extension two summers ago that was regrettable the moment the ink dried on the contract. When Golden State acquired Jackson in the Andrew Bogut trade 10 weeks ago, Buford immediately called Warriors general manager Larry Riley. "Pop," Buford told Riley, "still thinks he can coach Jack." Yahoo! Sports

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That the Warriors replaced general manager Larry Riley with protege Bob Myers comes as no shock. The big surprise is the timing. Why now? According to multiple team sources, a few factors came into play. The coming draft, and all the ensuing prep work. The pending free agent season, which kicks off July 1, and the Warriors’ need to woo someone though armed with nothing more than a mid-level. Contra Costa Times

Q: Joe, why make the move now? -LACOB: You come towardss the end of the year, you start to reflect and you say, ‘OK, where are we? What are we going to be going forward?’ And it just became apparent to me and the others that I confide in that Bob was ready to do the job. I didn’t know, we didn’t know when we hired Bob. You never know for sure… until you’ve worked with someone, you never really know. Working with Bob, he’s outstanding. He has all the capabilities to do this and be really, really good at it. We just decided that rather than wait another year or two, which was sort of the original plan, we were going to go ahead and make the move now and give Bob the opportunity to continue to prove himself and give him the authority he needs to go forward and do the job. San Jose Mercury-News

April 24, 2012 Updates

The Warriors have promoted Bob Myers to general manager, the team announced Tuesday. Larry Riley, who has spent the last four years in the Warriors' front office -- including the last 12 months as general manager/Executive VP of Basketball Operations -- will stay on as the team's scouting director. San Jose Mercury-News

According to sources in the franchise, the Warriors promotion of Bob Myers to GM and demotion of Larry Riley was more about Myers proving he was ready. In the 12 months, Joe Lacob has been impressed with Myers connections, relationships and negotiating skills. This is happening now largely because Myers has convinced Lacob he was right in pegging him as the next Warriors GM Sulia

April 5, 2012 Updates

From the day they bought the Dakota Wizards last summer, the Golden State Warriors made no secret of the fact that relocating the team from Bismarck was a possibility. Now that the Wizards are on the verge of a move to Santa Cruz, Calif., in time for the start of the 2012-13 season, Warriors general manager Larry Riley insists taking the team from Bismarck was not a foregone conclusion at the time. “I wouldn’t say that the team was totally doomed when we bought it, but we had to have an eye on all the factors,” Riley said. Bismarck Tribune

Dave Joerger, who led the Wizards to four titles in five seasons in Bismarck, expressed disappointment about the potential move. “Thats certainly unfortunate,” said Joerger, now an assistant with the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. “There are a lot of people who care very much about the Wizards, not just the people who work for the team, but the season-ticket holders, the sponsors, the fans. ... There are passionate fans in every city, but there were a high number of passionate people in Bismarck.” Bismarck Tribune

March 15, 2012 Updates

Gotta love Warriors GM Larry Riley's candor. His take on the pairing of Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry: "Now that it's over, the doggone thing didn't work. We didnt get a (center) and it didn't work. We've heard for a long time that you can't play with two small guards. Well, we've now opened up some playing time for somebody at (shooting guard) that's not a small gaurd. We're going to be a more traditional looking team." There. The first open confession that the small backcourt did not work. Sulia

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As their season of promise (literally) quickly slips away, with their veteran roster unable to consistently win close games and their chance at recovery damaged by the possibility that their 2012 draft pick is ticketed for Utah, the Warriors are pursuing a deal before the March 15 trade deadline, general manager Larry Riley said. "We're working day and night and we're hopeful," Riley told NBA.com on Monday night. "But what will not happen is, we won't do something that sets us back just to do a deal. We want to find the right deal, and if we get one of those we'll do it. I don't know what the odds of it are right now." NBA.com

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