Bob Myers reminds Warriors of his rare value with contract set to expire this summer

Madeline Kenney, The Mercury News on

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SAN FRANCISCO — It most likely didn’t even cross his mind when Bob Myers left his seat Tuesday night to talk to Draymond Green during a heated moment.

But that in-game encounter was another example of how invaluable the Warriors general manager and president of basketball operations is to the organization.

Myers stepped down to the court in the fourth quarter and helped an irate Green refocus his attention to the task at hand.

After getting whistled for his fifth foul of the night, Green was visibly frustrated near the Warriors’ bench when the coaching staff decided not to use its challenge to review the call that left him with no foul to give with 4:48 remaining in a seven-point game.

Myers, standing behind the team’s bench, got Green’s attention and shared some words of encouragement. Video of the brief encounter showed Green shaking his head side-to-side when Myers started to talk. By the end of their conversation, though, Green seemed to nod in agreement before dapping up Myers and making his way back to the Warriors’ huddle.

After the Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 120-109, Green shared what Myers had told him at that moment.


“He came down, he was like, ‘Listen, All right, you proved your point and you may have been right, but if you stay that way, guys are going to follow you. If you turn around right now and get in the huddle, guys will follow that.

“I got back in the huddle and challenged our guys and boosted the lead even more.”

Green would return to the floor less than a minute later and helped see the Warriors to a 10-2 run before coach Steve Kerr pulled the starters in the epic comeback win.

“Draymond willed us to victory tonight,” Kerr said.


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