Robert Michael Myers is a basketball executive who is the president of basketball operations and general manager for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a former sports agent with Wasserman Media Group after interning with agent Arn Tellem. Myers played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins from 1993 to 1997. He was a member of their 1995 NCAA championship team. He served as a radio commentator for UCLA basketball for two seasons until 2002.
Robert Michael Myers Roles As A General Manager
In his role as general manager and president of basketball operations, Bob Myers reports directly to Owner & CEO Joe Lacob and oversees the entire Basketball Operations department on a day-to- day basis. Myers was originally named GM on April 24, 2012.
Myers, 43, has assembled a roster that has won three NBA titles (2015, 2017, 2018) in the last four seasons and made four consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals. Over the last four seasons, the Warriors have won more regular-season games (265) than any team in NBA history over a four- season span, including an NBA-record 73 wins in 2015-16. Myers earned the NBA Executive of the Year award in both 2014-15 and 2016-17 and is the only executive in Warriors history to earn Executive of the Year honors multiple times and one of only five in league history to earn the honor twice in a span of three seasons.
During his tenure as general manager the Warriors have enjoyed their most successful stretch in franchise history, posting a .738 regular-season winning percentage (363-129), which is the best record in the NBA over that stretch. The Warriors have earned six-straight trips to the NBA Playoffs for the first time since doing so in each of the NBA’s first six-seasons in existence from 1946-47 through 1951-52. The franchise had qualified for the playoffs just once in the previous 18 years.
Throughout Myers’ tenure, the Warriors have retained many of their top talents, signing starters Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson to contract extensions. Myers acquired 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala via trade in 2013 and signed Durant, the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals MVP, in 2016 as well as four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins in 2018.
Myers originally joined the Warriors on April 14, 2011, as assistant general manager/vice president of basketball operations, after enjoying a highly successful 14-year stint as a representative to numerous NBA players. During his first year with the Warriors organization, he worked closely under the tutelage of then-General Manager Larry Riley on all Basketball Operations matters, including contract negotiations, talent evaluation, roster management, scouting and CBA compliance.
Before joining the Warriors
Myers spent the previous five years at Wasserman Media Group (WMG) in Los Angeles. As managing executive at WMG, which is one of the largest global sports and entertainment companies in the world, Myers represented a client list of nearly 20 NBA players in their team and endorsement contracts.
Prior to joining Wasserman, Myers served as vice president of SFX Sports, where he represented numerous NBA players. Myers began his career in the sports representation business in 1997 as an intern at Los Angeles-based Tellem and Associates – under the tutelage of long-time sports agent Arn Tellem – which became SFX Sports in 2000. During his 14 years in the business, Myers negotiated over $575 million in contracts.
With a well-earned reputation as one of the top player agents in the NBA, Myers was a recipient of the prestigious “40 under 40” Award in 2011, presented annually by the SportsBusiness Journal to the 40 most influential sports executives under the age of 40.
A Bay Area native who attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, Myers graduated from UCLA in 1998 with a degree in Business/Economics. As a member of the UCLA basketball team, Myers and the Bruins captured the 1995 NCAA Championship during his sophomore season and advanced to the 1997 Elite Eight two years later.
A member of the State Bar of California, Myers earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 2002. He and his wife, Kristen, have three daughters, Kayla, Annabelle and Rosie.