9:57pm: In addition to his promotion, Myers received a substantial pay increase and a contract extension, though the exact length and amount are currently unknown, Tim Kawakami of The Bay Area News Group reports (Twitter links).
3:59pm: The Warriors announced a handful of new titles for members of their front office today, with several executives receiving promotions. The most notable of the changes within Golden State’s front office was a promotion for Bob Myers, who was named the team’s president of basketball operations and general manager. Myers had previously just been the Warriors’ GM.
In addition to giving Myers a new role, the team also elevated Travis Schlenk to VP of basketball operations/assistant GM, Kirk Lacob to VP of GSW Sports Ventures/assistant GM, and Larry Harris to assistant GM/director of player personnel.
Given the Warriors’ success in recent years – winning a title in 2014/15 and setting the regular-season wins record in 2015/16 – it comes as no surprise that the franchise wanted to reward members of the front office. Myers, in particular, has been instrumental in building the most talented roster in the NBA.
Myers was hired by the Warriors as an assistant general manager in 2011, with the club drafting Klay Thompson in the first round of that year’s draft just a couple months later. In 2012, Myers received a promotion to general manager — during his first offseason as Golden State’s GM, Myers used a second-round pick to select Draymond Green and inked Stephen Curry to a four-year, $44MM extension.
The Warriors have a 238-90 (.726) regular-season record since Myers took over as the team’s GM.