HoopsHype Bob Myers rumors

July 15, 2014 Updates

With most of the NBA in Las Vegas for summer league games, the two sides have had a chance to meet face-to-face to talk about a deal mentioned as a possibility for more than a month. The person requested anonymity because both teams are not publicly commenting on trade discussions. Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders was seen talking to Warriors GM Bob Myers at the arena on Sunday as the two sides look to bridge the gaps that caused discussions to stall. Booth Newspapers

July 14, 2014 Updates

“Rush was great. Everybody that’s been a fan saw how good he was for us, so if he’s healthy, and he can play, which we hear he can — we’ll go watch him and see — it’s a good addition if we could get him. You don’t know what the price would be, but we like Brandon,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers told KNBR on Monday. Contra Costa Times

Myers, who said he would like to sign two more players, is also interested in bringing back center Jermaine O’Neal. “We like those two guys because we know ‘em a little bit,” Myers said. “We’ve had them in the organization. It’s nice to bring back players that you know and have been around. Both those guys are great guys.” Contra Costa Times

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Weems was head boys basketball coach at Menlo School from 2004 to 2011, when he took a job with Golden State as an assistant coach for player development. After two years, Weems was fired by recently fired Warriors coach Mark Jackson. Weems didn't give a reason why he was let go by Jackson, only that Weems "didn't like the way it went down." Weems quickly landed on his feet, being hired as a scout by Warriors General Manager Bob Myers and Assistant General Manager Kirk Lacob, who played basketball for Weems at Menlo School. "I traveled all over the country," Weems said. "Must have seen 60 to 70 college games. Saw a lot of D-League (NBA Development League) games at our affiliate in Santa Cruz. I really enjoyed it." San Jose Mercury-News

Weems may know more about firing than hiring, having been linked to the Warriors the past three years. Not long after the Warriors lost in seven games to the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA playoffs, Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob fired Jackson on May 6. "Jackson gave the Warriors some credibility," Weems said. "He did a good job with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, but, then again, Jackson was a guard in the NBA." San Jose Mercury-News

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I know Bob Myers a little, and I know his reputation more. It is sterling. A former big-time agent, the protégé of uber-agent Arn Tellem, Myers was the rare agent with whom teams actually enjoyed working. (I don't know Lacob, other than a couple of conversations last season -- when Jackson's lack of coaching chops was held up by Lacob as a refreshing break from the past practices of hiring retread after retread. Lacob, not me, compared his hiring of Jackson to when the Celtics hired Doc Rivers out of the TV booth. Lacob was a minority owner in Boston before buying the Warriors.) NBA.com

May 11, 2014 Updates

Lacob bought the right to meddle. Anyone who believes an owner should sign the checks and shut up lives in a fantasy world. Why would anyone spend that kind of money if he wasn't going to be involved? The key to Lacob's success will lie in trusting his basketball people. He has three gems in Rick Welts, Jerry West and Bob Myers. And in this case, Lacob listened to all three. San Francisco Chronicle

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