Bob Myers: Warrior through and through
Joyce Park stashed this in The Sporting Life
Nice profile of Warriors GM Bob Myers, who is now running his boyhood basketball team. Kids who want to work in the professional sports business could learn a lot from this article.
Great article -- I love how emotional he is:
But the dynamics have changed in the past 23 months, ever since owner Joe Lacob promoted Myers to general manager in April 2012. That created a strange brew of exhilaration and frayed nerves. If the Warriors win, Myers worries about the next game. If they lose, he often blames himself.
"You feel a heavy responsibility," he said.
Jud Kroplin, a long-ago teammate at Monte Vista High in Danville, attended a Warriors game this season and saw the way Myers squirmed. This doesn't distinguish him from other GMs - they're an anxiety-filled species - but Myers brings an uncommon layer.
"I think Bob does feel a lot of pressure to be successful," Lacob said. "That's only natural to some extent, but it may be a little extra. It's not just a job to him - it's his dream job, in his hometown, for the team he grew up rooting for.
"It's emotional for him, and it should be."
Agreed that the whole article is worth reading: