Bob Myers is in his fourth year as general manager of the Golden State Warriors after being named to the position on April 24, 2012. In this role, he reports directly to Co-Executive Chairman & CEO Joe Lacob and oversees the entire Basketball Operations department on a day-to-day basis.
Myers, 40, was named the 2014-15 NBA Executive of the Year for constructing a roster that won a franchise-record 67 regular-season games (67-15, .817) and won the 2015 NBA Championship – the team’s first title in 40 years. The Warriors finished with a combined 83 victories in the regular season and postseason, the third-most wins in NBA history behind only the 1995-96 and 1996-97 Chicago Bulls.
During his first three seasons as general manager, Myers has assembled teams that have earned three-straight trips to the NBA Playoffs, marking the first time the Warriors earned three consecutive postseason berths since 1975-77. In fact, prior to the last three seasons, the club had only made the playoffs once in the previous 18 years. Golden State’s 165 regular-season victories over the last three seasons (47 in 2012-13 and 51 in 2013-14) represent the team’s best three-year stretch in franchise history.
Myers originally joined the Warriors on April 14, 2011, as assistant general manager/vice president of basketball operations, after enjoying a highly successful 14-year stint as a representative to numerous NBA players. During his first year with the Warriors organization, he worked closely under the tutelage of then-General Manager Larry Riley on all Basketball Operations matters, including contract negotiations, talent evaluation, roster management, scouting and CBA compliance.
Before joining the Warriors, Myers spent the previous five years at Wasserman Media Group (WMG) in Los Angeles. As managing executive at WMG, which is one of the largest global sports and entertainment companies in the world, Myers represented a client list of nearly 20 NBA players in their team and endorsement contracts.
Prior to joining Wasserman, Myers served as vice president of SFX Sports, where he represented numerous NBA players. Myers began his career in the sports representation business in 1997 as an intern at Los Angeles-based Tellem and Associates – under the tutelage of long-time sports agent Arn Tellem – which became SFX Sports in 2000. During his 14 years in the business, Myers negotiated over $575 million in contracts.
With a well-earned reputation as one of the top player agents in the NBA, Myers was a recipient of the prestigious “40 under 40” Award in 2011, presented annually by the SportsBusiness Journal to the 40 most influential sports executives under the age of 40.
A Bay Area native who attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, Myers graduated from UCLA in 1998 with a degree in Business/Economics. As a member of the UCLA basketball team, Myers and the Bruins captured the 1995 NCAA Championship during his sophomore season and advanced to the 1997 Elite Eight two years later.
A member of the State Bar of California, Myers earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 2002. He and his wife, Kristen, have two daughters, Kayla and Annabelle.