HoopsHype Larry Riley rumors

June 10, 2011 Updates
June 9, 2011 Updates

But around the league? One veteran executive was asked where he would go with a trade proposal. He paused, shrugged and said, "That's a good question." A long-time agent termed the reconstructed front office "A two-headed monster," ... meaning Riley and West. "It's a valid question," Riley conceded. So the Warriors' issue is more than just public perception. Teams and agents not getting the answer they want from one member of management will almost certainly call another in hopes of a different response. NBA.com

Which brings up the original question: Who is in charge? "It does rest with me," Riley said with the Warriors deep in Draft preparation. "Joe has said that several times. We've assembled a team to work together and it's pretty darn good. "I understand that these things can be said (over who is in charge). If it turns out to be true in a year, a year and a half, then those skeptics will have been proven right. But right now, I feel very comfortable with my role." NBA.com

It obviously helps that Riley has long been known as a consummate professional who works without any noticeable ego. Someone more fragile or more concerned about perception would have already clinched up. That is a promising sign for a future without rancor. NBA.com

June 7, 2011 Updates
May 19, 2011 Updates

Kevin McHale met with Golden State executives Larry Riley and Bob Myers to discuss the Warriors’ head coaching job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Sources called the meeting “informal” and it could turn into a more serious sit-down later with team executives and ownership. Yahoo! Sports

May 18, 2011 Updates
May 17, 2011 Updates

“There are guys that are going to be lottery picks that weren’t going to be,” Warriors general manager Larry Riley said. “If you look at the tail end of it, there are going to be second-rounders that are going to be taken late in the first.” Yahoo! Sports

May 16, 2011 Updates

Warriors owner Joe Lacob is on his way back to the country, which figures to mean the team's head coaching search is likely to pick up some. Warriors general manager Larry Riley has been contacting potential candidates and even meeting with a few, but with Lacob returning from a two-week trip overseas, things could accelerate. On April 27, the Warriors announced they were not picking up Keith Smart's option for the 2011-12 season. CSNBayArea.com

April 30, 2011 Updates

In what might have been a last-ditch effort to get something, anything, out of Andris Biedrins and the $27 million owed him over the next three seasons, the Warriors met with their center Thursday afternoon. In a two-hour chat with Biedrins and his agent, Bill Duffy, Warriors general manager Larry Riley outlined a complete physical and mental training program for Biedrins to follow this summer. "It's time to take actions that will get him moving in the right direction," Riley said. "Basically, we're going to rebuild his confidence." San Francisco Chronicle

As usual, Biedrins will do the majority of his offseason workouts in Latvia, but, this time, the Warriors won't send a representative. Instead, BDA Sports Management, the group that represents Biedrins and has a great track record with nutrition and training, will handle the overseas portion of the rehabilitation plan. "We did not get what we wanted from the center position this year," Riley said. "Andris is back to having to prove himself again. He's got so many things go on in his mind right now that it's a challenge to get him back. "If he returns to some reasonable form of what he was, I still think we need more size and more depth." San Francisco Chronicle

April 29, 2011 Updates

The Warriors' coaching search officially began Thursday, a day after Keith Smart was informed that his services wouldn't be retained for the 2011-12 season. But not so fast. There's plenty more in the works before they get to that. Team sources said more movement among the Warriors' staff is expected as soon as today, and general manager Larry Riley reiterated that a head coaching move alone won't be enough to turn the franchise into a playoff contender. The other immediate moves are expected to be among the team's support staff, possibly player development, strength and conditioning and/or training. Sources weren't ready to name names because some of the staff had not yet been informed. San Francisco Chronicle

April 19, 2011 Updates
April 17, 2011 Updates

Myers will be second in command under incumbent general manager Larry Riley, who was retained and who sources said is expected to remain for "two or three" more years. When Riley retires, as he told Lacob recently that he was planning on doing in "a few years," Lacob said "Bob would be expected to ascend to the general manager role" while adding that "there are no guarantees." SI.com

April 15, 2011 Updates

Sam Amick: Riley says "there's no promise that Bob will be the next GM." Riley, Myers, Travis Schlenk and Kirk Lacob are front office group. Twitter

April 14, 2011 Updates

The Warriors announced that Larry Riley will be retained beyond the 2010-11 season as general manager and executive vice president of basketball operations and that Bob Myers has been named assistant general manager and vice president of basketball operations. Contra Costa Times

Myers, who worked under Arn Tellem at Wasserman Media Group, will renounce his representation ties to all NBA clients. His impressive roster includes such players as Brandon Roy, Tyreke Evans, Kendrick Perkins, Brook Lopez, and DeAndre Jordan. Myers follows in the footsteps of agents-turned executives Jason Levien (formerly with the Kings) and Lon Babby (hired as the Suns' president last summer.) CBSSports.com

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