Riley Wasn’t Ready to Give Up GM Post?
That the Warriors replaced general manager Larry Riley with protege Bob Myers comes as no shock. The big surprise is the timing.
But perhaps the biggest factor, per the sources, was Myers’ as assistant general manager. It was part of the plan for Myers to succeed Riley when they lured Myers from the player agent side of the business a year ago this month. But at the time, co-owner Joe Lacob said Myers was in line for the job after Riley retired “in a few years.”
It’s been 12 months.
Lacob, Riley and Myers sat down and discussed the transition. According to one source, Riley wanted to see through what he started. But the source said Riley understood the move and was grateful the Warriors kept him around.