Bob Myers, the 4-time NBA Finals Champion has stepped down from his position with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. This man has built one of the most accomplished dynasties in league history. He has taken his team to 6 of the last 11 NBA finals. All of these feats, which are extremely challenging to achieve, have been attained since 2012.
In April of the year 2012, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors hired Bob as their GM (General Manager), after finishing 13th out of 14 teams in the NBA’s Western Conference in the 2011-2012 season.
Before joining the Warriors front office in 2011 as Assistant GM, Myers was a well-known player agent. Once he was hired as GM, Myers had the task of taking a team that was not “big market” and making them into a dynasty, little by little, day by day, brick by brick, draft pick by draft pick, trade by trade, free agent by free agent, etc.
This role was far from simple. In 2012, the Warriors valuation was $450M. Many of us ask ourselves, how was it that Myers and the Golden State organization were able to build the Warriors into a dynasty?
I don’t have the answer to this question. However, one thing that I do know is that this team has had certain patterns that many of us basketball fans have noticed for several years.
To elaborate on a few of these patterns – the team drafted high level talent, built a family-oriented atmosphere of unity, hired a fantastic coach (Steve Kerr) and believed that the end goal was achievable while consistently putting in the work.
Today, the Warriors are worth … wait for it … $7B+. That’s a 15x increase in value since Bob Myers joined the team as GM. In addition, Myers was appointed President of Warriors Basketball Operations in 2016. Anything is possible folks. The aforementioned beliefs and values are things that many of the best in any field have in common. They also stick to faith in the process that all will somehow work out in the end. And, they never give up!
At NNA Advisors, we believe in always fighting for the best outcomes for our clients, day after day, and deal after deal, whether it be in negotiations, long-term planning, execution of objectives and especially cultivating proper, long-term, fruitful client relationships. We relentlessly strive to do what’s in the best interest of the player and their family, no matter what.
“Instant gratification is so overrated. It’s about the process. It’s the difficulty. It’s the grind of all of it that you better enjoy. That’s what makes it great.” – Bob Myers
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