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Bob Myers: Warrior through and through


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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:

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/kroichick/article/Warrior-through-and-through-5300735.php

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