Bob Myers Rumors
The Warriors made their annual trip to San Quentin State Prison on Saturday. As has been the case in each of the last five years, members of the Warriors front office staff and basketball operations department played a pickup game against select prison inmates in front of a crowd of prison guards and other inmates. While Warriors President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Bob Myers headlined the Warriors contingent on the court, Warriors players Kevin Durant and Draymond Green took in the action from the sidelines. There, they sat among the inmates to watch the action, sign autographs and even play some dominos.
“He’s got these qualities that are hard to define,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers says. “But you know them when you’re around him.” Myers pauses, considers this person he has only known a few years but calls “one of the highest quality people I’ve ever met,” and boils it down to something simple. “You know,” Myers said, “that you want to be around him again.”
“Robert Swift? I think about him all the time” says Bob Myers, Swift’s former agent and now the GM of the Warriors. Like most everyone I talk to, Myers wants to know how Swift is doing. Not in basketball but in life. “I feel bad I couldn’t help him,” says Voigt. “I hope somebody can.” “He caught the bad side of the business,” says Casey Hill, now the coach of the Santa Cruz (Calif.) Warriors of the D-League. “An NBA athlete who has a lot of money who’s 18 or 19, with parents who’ve taken advantage of him… ” He trails off. “How much pain was he in?” wonders Sherman Alexie, the author, poet, and a key figure in the save the Sonics campaign in Seattle. “How much pain did he carry into the league? Was he doomed to fail?” Alexie, a recovering alcoholic, says he feels “total empathy and hope for his recovery.”
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The Golden State Warriors today announced a number of promotions in the team’s Basketball Operations department, highlighted by the promotions of Bob Myers to the role of president of basketball operations/general manager, Travis Schlenk to vice president of basketball operations/assistant general manager, Kirk Lacob to vice president of GSW Sports Ventures/assistant general manager, and Larry Harris to assistant general manager/director of player personnel. Additional promotions include Nick U’Ren as director of coaching operations/special assistant to the head coach, Jonnie West as director of player programs, Nanea McGuigan as director of basketball administration/player programs, Chelsea Lane as head of physical performance and sports medicine, Drew Yoder as head athletic trainer, Roger Sancho as assistant trainer, James Laughlin as video coordinator, and Sammy Gelfand as manager of basketball analytics.