The Golden State Warriors are coming off a season in which the team came up short in the NBA playoffs, with the Los Angeles Lakers getting the best of them in the second round and, as a result ending the franchise’s title defense.
Long before the team was eliminated in the playoffs, there had been a lot of speculation about the direction of the franchise after this season, with longtime general manager Bob Myers potentially heading elsewhere this summer.
On Tuesday, the team learned that Myers would indeed be leaving the team after 12 seasons, which marks the end of an era when it comes to the Warriors having one of the best front offices in the NBA.
With Myers now gone, the team will have a difficult task ahead to figure out how to replace him and what to do with the team as it is currently constructed.
Although there could be some drastic changes this summer, with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) playing a part in that, team owner Joe Lacob made this bold claim during Myers’ press conference via Warriors on NBCS.
"We're going to win no matter what. I don't care what the rules are." 😳
— Joe Lacob on the new CBA pic.twitter.com/Iz8i8PDqrZ
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 30, 2023
There’s no telling what the future has in store for the Warriors in the post-Myers era, as the team could go from perennial title contender to a team potentially on the verge of rebuilding.
Obviously, with Stephen Curry still playing at an MVP-caliber level, the Warriors will remain relevant, but it remains to be seen if this team can continue to compete and keep talent around their superstar moving forward.NEXT: Bob Myers Got Emotional In Thanking Warriors Fans