Followers of the Golden State Warriors were saddened but not too shocked on Tuesday when it was announced that General Manager Bob Myers was leaving the team after 11 seasons.
Rumors about Myers giving up his influential job have floated around the team for months now so it wasn’t surprising when it was made official.
There have been stories about Myers and the team not agreeing on a contract extension but Skip Bayless believes that Myers got out for another reason.
“He’s getting out while the getting is good. He sees what’s coming: it’s going south,” Bayless said on Undisputed.
Bob Meyers steps down as Warriors GM after 11 seasons:
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) May 31, 2023
Bayless is one of the analysts who thinks the Warriors are on the verge of a rough, transitional period.
After a tumultuous season full of many disappointments and a troubled track record, they just lost in the playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers.
For the first time in the Steve Kerr era, a Western Conference team beat them in the postseason.
The squad is also dealing with limited output from Jordan Poole, an aging squad, and a lot of questions about what comes next for them.
Bayless thinks that Myers is departing because he is ready to move on from the team before things get bad.
He knows that he can find another job within the NBA and many teams would be happy to have him.
It’s not about money but legacy for Myers, according to Bayless.
Fans are now left to wonder if other substantial changes will be coming to the team in the weeks and months ahead.
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