• Loading stock data...
Monday, July 22, 2024
Join us this September for Tuned In Request to Attend

Could ESPN Be In Bob Myers’ Future?

  • Two-time NBA executive of the year recently departed the Golden State Warriors.
  • Myers’ Dubs dynasty won four championship rings.
Bob Myers
Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN has expressed an interest in hiring Bob Myers, the Golden State Warriors executive who stepped down as president and general manager on Tuesday.

The talks are very early on, sources told Front Office Sports. 

The two-time executive of the year is likely to be barraged by offers from other NBA franchises.

Where and how Myers would fit into ESPN’s NBA coverage is unclear. 

But hiring Myers would be a feather in the cap of the Walt Disney Co. as it tries to retain upcoming NBA rights in upcoming media negotiations. He could easily fit in with ESPN game or studio coverage, which includes Malika Andrews’ “NBA Today” and Mike Greenberg’s “NBA Countdown.”

During his 12-year run, he was one of the key architects of the Dubs dynasty of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and coach Steve Kerr.

“It’s just time,” Myers told ESPN senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, who broke the news of his departure. 

Meyers is well acquainted with ESPN. Early this year, he launched a new podcast called “Lead by Example” with ESPN and Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions. He attracted heavyweight guests like NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Disney chief executive officer Bob Iger and California Governor Gavin Newsom.

Jokic in NBA Finals

‘NBA In Stephen A’s World’ Joins ABC/ESPN’s NBA Finals Coverage Plan

Stephen A. Smith gets expanded role for 2023 NBA Finals.
May 28, 2023

The 48-year-old executive’s current deal with the Warriors was slated to expire in June. The Warriors are facing some hard decisions with their aging roster.

“The Warriors are approaching a difficult crossroads with a payroll and luxury tax that could approach a historic $500 million in 2023-2024 without hard decisions made on the future of key players, including Green and Thompson,” wrote Wojnarowski.

“Green has a player option on his 2023-2024 contract, and Thompson is entering the final year of his deal. Both players are hopeful for lucrative extensions to remain with the Warriors.”

The Warriors have overtaken the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers on Forbes’ list of “Most Valuable” NBA franchises for the first time.

In October, Forbes pegged the Warriors’ value at $7 billion vs. $6.1 billion for the Knicks and $5.9 billion for the Lakers.

ABC/ESPN is poised to tip off their 21st consecutive season of exclusive NBA Finals coverage Thursday night, with Game 1 of the Denver Nuggets vs. Miami Heat.

Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

What to Read

Stephen A. Smith: Skip and I Are Done As TV Team

The broadcaster delivered the news himself on his YouTube show.

Lamar Jackson, Troy Aikman in Legal Battle Over the Number Eight

The two quarterbacks both have trademarks with the number.

WBD at a Crossroads: NBA Rights Decision Could Determine Its Future

Financial analysts argue for a large-scale overhaul of the TNT Sports parent company.
podcast thumbnail mobile
Front Office Sports Today

WNBA ASG, Paris Olympics Continue Rise of Women’s Basketball


Featured Today

July 20, 2024

The Road to the Return of ‘EA Sports College Football’

This summer, the biggest development in college sports is virtual.
Apr 15, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Caitlin Clark poses with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert after being selected with the number one overall pick to the Indiana Fever during the 2024 WNBA Draft at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
July 16, 2024

Women’s Sports Merch Is a $4 Billion Market, but Supply Isn’t Meeting Demand

Retailers can’t make women’s sports apparel fast enough.
Jan 7, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium.
July 14, 2024

Without Hard-Line Bans, Pro Athletes and Personnel Will Keep Betting on Sports

Penalties often aren’t stringent or consistent enough to deter banned behavior.

Netflix Reigns Supreme: NFL Deal, Robust Earnings Highlight Q2 Report

Netflix delivers a strong quarterly report, helping ease prior investor concerns.
July 18, 2024

NBA’s New Money Has Josh Hart Ready to ‘Play Until My Knees Fall Off’

Hart and Jalen Brunson recently appeared on ‘Front Office Sports Today.’
July 18, 2024

WNBA Appears Set to Extend Season to 44 Games in 2025

The Chicago Sky told season-ticket holders they ‘expect approval’ for change.

TopSpin 2K25 Brings the Legends of Tennis to Your Living Room

2K sports is reviving a classic with TopSpin 2K25.
July 17, 2024

What the WNBA’s Windfall Could Mean for Player Salaries

The WNBA could hit its first million-dollar annual salary as soon as 2026.
July 17, 2024

A ‘Seismic Shift’ for Women’s Sports: WNBA Lands $2.2 Billion Rights Deal

ESPN, Amazon, and NBC will pay the WNBA $200 million annually.
July 17, 2024

WNBA Strikes It Rich With $2 Billion In Media-Rights Deals

The WNBA’s boom came at a perfect time.
July 16, 2024

Record Soccer Viewership in U.S. Despite Copa América’s Finish

The Euro 2024 final was Fox’s most-watched non–World Cup soccer broadcast ever.