HoopsHype Bob Myers rumors

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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

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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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Q: Are you interested in Steve Kerr? Joe Lacob: I’m not going to comment on who’s a candidate at this point. You can speculate and others have speculated. (Looks to Myers.) Bob Myers: I was wondering what you were going to say. What I said is we’re not going to publicly go over our coaching search. Joe Lacob: All I will say (about Kerr) is it’s known that all of us know him. I’ve known him for 20 years. I think very highly of him as an individual–a great human being as well as a great basketball mind, I believe, and a great pedigree. Having said that, we haven’t spoken with him yet. We haven’t interviewed anybody and we’re going to take our time and we’re going to interview people. He might be one of them. San Jose Mercury-News

Q: How about your role. It’s looked as your decision, you’re clearly a hands-on owner. Are you at all worried that you’re a guy seen as never satisfied? Joe Lacob: Look, I know that’s out there. But the truth is, this is Bob Myers’ decision. I have the final say, yes. And he has input certainly from Jerry as a consultant and adviser, and from Kirk and Travis. That is our group, OK? And we are a consensus kind of decision-making group. This is his decision (pointing to Myers). This is his fire and his hire and I have certainly a role in it, no question. But to put all the onus on me, as I’m some sort of too tough ogre, I think… somebody people would like to create in stories. It’s not really true. San Jose Mercury-News

Q: Did you have contract negotiations with Jackson last off-season? There were discussions, correct? Joe Lacob: I did not. Bob maybe you can comment on that. Bob Myers: We had some discussions. I’m not going to get into the details of it; but we did have discussions. San Jose Mercury-News

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