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Warriors’ Bob Myers expires contract without new deal

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SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers — architect of four NBA championships in the past eight years — is entering the final months of his contract and remains without a new deal, officials said. sources at ESPN.

Golden State ownership and Myers — two-time NBA manager of the year — have had conversations about a new contract, but those talks appear to have stalled, sources said.

Myers’ contract is set to expire at the end of June, sources said.

“I’m totally focused on the season and the team,” Myers told ESPN on Saturday, declining to discuss his status further.

“We love Bob and hope he’s here for a long time,” Golden State owner and CEO Joe Lacob told ESPN on Saturday.

The Warriors also discussed the concept of an extension with four-time Championship coach Steve Kerr, who has two years left on his contract, sources said. Unlike Myers, the time remaining on Kerr’s contract provides the organization with less pressure to secure a short-term deal.

Golden State, facing tough roster decisions amid a $500 million luxury payroll and tax bill next season, now has the added pressure to secure Myers, one of the leaders of most accomplished and beloved team in professional sports.

Myers, a native of the Bay Area, has enjoyed strong working relationships with all key members of the organization, including Lacob, Kerr and star players Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

Although the parties still have several months to reach an agreement, Myers’ status without a new agreement is somewhat unique in the market. Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri – another championship-level executive – saw his contract run out in the final weeks before agreeing a new deal in 2021.

Myers was hired as assistant general manager in 2011, promoted to general manager in 2012 and, aside from Curry’s arrival before his own, oversaw the drafts, trades and free agent signings that sculpted the one of the league’s modern dynasties.

Kerr is under contract through the 2023-24 season, but several of his peers — including Phoenix’s Monty Williams, Memphis’ Taylor Jenkins and Chicago’s Billy Donovan — have agreed to extensions in recent months under similar contractual circumstances.

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