Golden State GM Bob Myers
Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers joins The Woj Pod for a far-reaching conversation on the Warriors burgeoning dynasty, the pressure of winning, the battle against complacency, struggling with life balance, Danny Ainge’s role in getting him his front office job, Steph Curry’s willingness to bring Kevin Durant to the Warriors, a mistake he regrets with ex-coach Mark Jackson that helped him to work with Steve Kerr, and why he cried at the final buzzer of the Warriors 2017 NBA Finals victory over Cleveland. 1:17: Myers’ unorthodox career path from playing at UCLA to being an agent to being a GM. 10:18: Continuing to value the small victories to battle complacency. 12:26: How Myers’ job changes on a daily basis. 18:43: Helping restore the Warriors become a perennial contender after decades of dysfunction. 20:37: How the Warriors are trying to fight complacency, including a visit from Roger Federer. 27:11: Becoming a public figure upon joining the Warriors front office. 31:52: The importance of knowing your strengths and weaknesses as a GM. 39:02: The things Myers doesn’t tolerate in his franchise, including selfishness. 44:02: Myers’ conversation with Stephen Curry about pursuing Kevin Durant in 2016. 49:22: The long-term benefits of losing the 2016 Finals. 51:22: Danny Ainge’s pivotal role in Myers joining the Warriors. 53:52: Why Ainge was able to quickly rebuild the Celtics over the past few seasons. 56:09: The extreme financial cost it will take to keep the Warriors’ core together. 59:46: Coming close to losing Andre Iguodala in free agency last summer. 1:01:54: The continued toll of the job despite Golden State’s recent success.
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About The Show
Adrian Wojnarowski, the most dominant force in NBA reporting, brings you inside the league with The Woj Pod. Woj is probing the biggest newsmakers in the sport – from the commissioner, to general managers, coaches and star players – to bring listeners inside the processes, personas and stories that impact the NBA. Beyond longer sit-down interviews in our New York studios, Woj will deliver real-time podcasts with league personnel built around breaking news.