However, this is not the end point of his hire.
Warriors GM Larry Riley will receive a contract extension to stay, but sources told Y! Sports that owner Joe Lacob offered Myers the job with an understanding he’ll eventually ascend to the top of basketball operations.
Congratulations to Bob. Myers played for U.C.L.A. from 1993-1997, and was part of this team. He has been a very successful agent in recent years, working with the top NBA player rep firm in the country. No doubt, these connections will become valuable as he seeks to rebuild the Warriors.
Update (A): Couple of more UCLA-NBA front office related notes. The GM of the Utah Jazz -Kevin O’Connor - was a UCLA assistant coach under both Larry Brown and Larry Farmer. Those of us around at the time just called him Coach O-C. In addition, Gerald Madkins is the Director of Scouting for the Houston Rockets, reporting to their GM Daryl Morey.