The Warriors have promoted Bob Myers to the general manager position, the team announced today in a press release. Larry Riley, who had spent the last year as the team's GM, will remain in the organization as the team's director of scouting.
Myers joined the Golden State front office last April as the team's assistant general manager after serving for over a decade as an agent. Warriors co-owner and CEO Joe Lacob praised Myers in the team's statement, calling the 37-year-old the ideal person for the job.
"We’re extremely pleased to announce Bob’s promotion as we conclude the 2011/12 season," said Lacob. "We are confident that he is the right person to guide our Basketball Operations Department into the long-term future and, similarly, through a very important time for this franchise as we begin to prepare for next season. As we acknowledged a year ago, we think his potential as a young executive in this business is outstanding and that intuition was certainly confirmed during his first year with the organization."