Everybody talks about Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green when talking about the Golden State Warriors, and rightfully so.
But GM Bob Myers deserves as much credit as all of them when it comes to discussing their greatness and success.
Myers has been the architect of the team, making moves behind closed doors and making sure Joe Lacob is more than happy and willing to pay the luxury tax.
The Warriors have become one of the most lucrative brands in the sports industry during Myers’ tenure, but his impact goes way beyond the numbers.
That was on full display during the Warriors’ home win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Draymond Green was quite heated and on the verge of getting ejected with a second technical foul, so Myers went all the way to the bench to try and calm him down.
After the game, Green admitted that Myers’ words were crucial to turning things around, adding that he’s always going to listen and respect whatever he says because of the relationship they’ve built over the past 11 years:
“If Bob comes and tells me something, that’s Bible to me,” Green said. “I’m going to listen to that. But that’s a relationship that has been built over the last 11 years, and that is a relationship that will continue to grow over the next 40 years. For him to come down in that moment and say something to me, you gotta honor that and it was huge.”
Draymond shares the message Bob Myers had for him when he walked over to the bench pic.twitter.com/kd6fHO2flf
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Green is right on point, as not many executives would’ve taken the liberty and time to go to the bench and reach out to a player; that’s usually a coach’s or assistant coach’s job.
There have been plenty of rumors about Myers leaving the Bay Area at the end of the season, and that’s something they simply cannot afford at this point, especially with so many teams ready to go after him as soon as his contract runs out.NEXT: Fans React To Warriors Big Comeback Win Over Pelicans