Bob Myers stepped down as the Golden State Warriors president and general manager on Tuesday. It is a big move for the future of the Warriors dynasty, as he helped build the roster that won four NBA Finals in San Francisco. He won two executive of the year awards at the helm of the Warriors, and he will now be a highly coveted name for organizations looking for proven executive leadership. Despite the exit, there is still plenty of time for the Warriors dynasty to endure and even return to the top of the totem pole.
Bob Myers was essentially the architect of the Warriors team that has found so much success over the last decade. He had key relationships with the primary members of the Warriors dynasty: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Steve Kerr. It will be tough for all of them to see a key leader go, but it will not stop any of the four from still competing for NBA championships. As they take their respective time to say goodbye to Myers, expect them each to focus on the 2023-2024 season when the time is right. The Warriors will once again be ready to add on to their legacy come October. There are many reasons why the Warriors' dynasty will endure, but three in particular standout.
Here are three reasons why the Warriors' dynasty will endure despite Bob Myers' exit.
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Stephen Curry is still a Golden State Warrior
Stephen Curry is most likely going to retire with the Golden State Warriors. This means that for the rest of his career, the Warriors will be contenders. Curry has been the catalyst of the dynasty and has already cemented his place in NBA history as the best shooter of all time. Despite being such an incredible shooter, he is also an extremely proficient winner. He has willed the Warriors to multiple championships over the course of his career, including in 2022 when many expected the Warriors dynasty to be over. Last year's championship suggests the Warriors can never be counted out as long as they have Stephen Curry.
This year's Warriors team was simply not that good, yet Stephen Curry was able to push them all the way into the second round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs. They wouldn't have even made it out of the first round if it wasn't for an historic 50 point Game 7 performance from Curry against the Sacramento Kings. If the Warriors can really upgrade in anyway, they will be contenders as long as Curry is on the floor. Losing Bob Myers is tough, but the Warriors dynasty is still alive with Stephen Curry running the show.
Steve Kerr is still the head coach
Along with Stephen Curry, Steve Kerr has made it clear he wants to remain with the Warriors for the rest of his career. Kerr has coached the Warriors dynasty perfectly, building a system that allows all of his key players to play symbiotically. With Kerr on the sidelines, the Warriors will always be one of the more player friendly places to play with the free flowing style he has implemented. Kerr also understands the key players over the course of this dynasty more than anyone else, and he will continually remind them of their championship DNA until the time is right for him to walk away. With Kerr as head coach, the Warriors dynasty is alive.
Not only is Steve Kerr a championship winning head coach, but he was a championship winning player as well. Winning is truly in his being and hence has been instilled in the Warriors organization; his presence will allow the mojo of their dynasty to survive long passed Bob Myers' exit. Steve Kerr is due for a new contract this summer and expect it to be fulfilled by the Warriors organization. They will want to maintain their dynasty as long as possible, and that means holding onto Steve Kerr.
Oh yeah…Draymond Green and Klay Thompson
While Stephen Curry runs the show, the big three will still be rounded out for years to come. Draymond Green and Klay Thompson will also retire as Warriors if everything goes as planned. This suggests that the big three have plenty of years left to give and will keep the Warriors dynasty alive and well as long as they are suiting up. Even with their growing age, they have proven that their chemistry and ability to develop their games will keep them competitive. Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson will keep the Warriors contenders for the foreseeable future.
A dynasty is always hard to maintain, which is why there are so few of them. However, the Warriors have already proven to be a different type of dynasty by securing their fourth NBA Finals win last season. Many thought their run was over, but it is simply prudent to now always give them a chance. The big three alongside Steve Kerr is a winning group and always will be as long as they are on the floor. Again, losing Bob Myers is a sad day for the organization. However, expect the Warriors dynasty to remain with the primary pieces still in tact.