Larry Harris Rumors
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.
In this edition of the new video series LBTV, Packers hall of famer LeRoy Butler talks with former Milwaukee Bucks GM Larry Harris, now a consultant with the Golden State Warriors, about the NBA draft process, Andrew Bogut, coaching searches, player contracts, free agency and and more.
Former Denver general manager Kiki Vandeweghe is the only candidate to have formally interviewed for the job, according to sources. The club has also had preliminary conversations with Jim Paxson, Larry Harris, Jeff Weltman and Tony DiLeo, according to sources, but the Clippers seem to have turned their focus to Thursday’s draft, where they hold the 53rd pick, and free agency.
Sources close to the situation in Portland tell HOOPSWORLD that having a great relationship with team owner Paul Allen is of paramount importance in their GM search, and Harris’ great relationship with Bucks owner Herb Kohl might make him an ideal choice for the Blazers. Like the Blazers, the Bucks have a variety of both business people and basketball people making decisions about the team, meaning there are also internal similarities between Portland and Milwaukee that might make Harris the right man for the job. Harris is currently entering his fourth season as a consultant and scout for the Golden State Warriors, whom he also served as an assistant coach.