The present has a way of preparing one for the beautiful future one envisions. However, it also goes beyond one’s dreams to introduce him to a tomorrow he has not yet dreamt of and most times never even thought possible. For Robert Michael Myers, popularly known as Bob Myers, being the Golden State Warriors general manager was a path he had never envisioned but one he has gone ahead to navigate excellently.
Bob was born on March 31, 1975, in the San Francisco Bay Area in Danville, California and attended Monte Vista high school where he lettered basketball. He almost steered his course to rowing before he was intercepted by UCLA assistant basketball coach Steve Lavin who suggested he try out for the basketball team which he did and has not stopped excelling in the game since.
He played for the UCLA Bruins while he pursued a degree in Economics and Business from 1993 to 1997 and was a member of their 1995 NCAA championship team while on an athletic scholarship. Bob earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 2002 and is a member of the State Bar of California.
His position and prudent decisions have seen the team witness successes they initially thought were possible only with the others. He has also been named NBA Basketball Executive of the Year for two seasons in addition to his laudable management career. Also, taking the Warriors from a latent to a potent state within three years of his career is worthy of adulation.
Bob Myers Golden State Warriors Career
Bob Myers was named the general manager of the Warriors on April 24, 2012, after serving in the position of an assistant general manager from April 14, 2011. Prior to his appointment, he worked with Wasserman Media Group as a sports agent after interning for and working with the renowned sports agent, Arn Tellem. With a 14-year stint as an agent, he only seemed more than capable to manage an NBA team.
He was hired as an assistant GM under the then manager, Larry Riley and was eventually promoted to the GM’s position after only 12 months. Being a skilled sports agent, having served as vice president of SFX Sports (formerly Tellem and Associates) and as an expert in contract negotiation and player recruitment, he made prudent moves to secure an enviable position for his team.
The Warriors had a strong draft in 2012 following his coming into office and made major acquisitions in the 2012-2013 season. With the needed move made, they advanced to the second round of the playoffs before losing to the San Antonio Spurs in six games. The advancement was the team’s best postseason finish in 36 years. At the end of the season, the Golden State Warriors was dubbed the season’s wonder team and their manager was lauded for making a bigger imprint on them than anyone else.
Always looking out for opportunities to advance his team and make them more potent, he hired coach Steve Kerr and extended Klay Thompson‘s contract in the 2014-2015 season. This decision led the team to an NBA best 67-15 record and ultimately gave rise to his being named the NBA Basketball Executive of the Year. They also won the 2015 NBA Finals (their first title in 40 years) after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games. With each recorded victory, things have only become better and better for the Warriors.
In his first three years in office, he assembled teams that have earned three-straight trips to the NBA Playoffs. That marked the first time the Warriors earned three consecutive postseason berths since 1975-77.
In the 2016 off-season, Bob signed Kevin Durant, David West, Zaza Pachulia, and JaVale McGee and was named NBA Executive of the Year for the second time in three years after the 2016-2017 season. Impressive, right? The Warriors also had a league-best 67-15 record which included the league’s best postseason record of 16-1 and the best start to the postseason at 15-0. That was also their second in three years as well and they also won the 2017 NBA Finals.
It is a common knowledge that most of the times, it is not getting to the top that matters rather it is remaining there. Thus, Bob’s winning streaks and managerial skills may have left many wondering how he does his things. His secret, however, to staying on top of his game starts with having players that are deeply self-motivated and to sustain their success over a long-term, the need to find people who have a depth of desire becomes a priority. With such setting, he can only continue to record one success after another.
Bob Myers Net Worth
After enjoying a highly successful 14-year stint as a representative to numerous NBA players and currently on a career that is equally successful, it is expected that the Warriors general manager will have a commensurate net worth to go with the successes. He hasn’t disappointed us as his net worth has been placed between the corridors of $6 and $12 million by some online sources.
Bob Myers Family, Wife
Bob is married to Kristen who he shares two daughters, Kayla and Annabelle with. They met through Bob’s younger sister, Kelly who she was high school friends with. Kristen lost her brother, Scott Dinsmore (pictured above) on September 12, 2015, in a most unfortunate incident. He was killed by falling boulders while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with his wife, Chelsea.