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Golden State Warriors promote Mike Dunleavy Jr. to general manager

By Sports Desk June 16, 2023

The Golden State Warriors didn’t have to look far to find their next general manager.

Mike Dunleavy Jr. will take over as GM and successor to Bob Myers, the team announced Friday.

Dunleavy, who had been serving as the team’s vice president of basketball operations, is now tasked with following Myers’ 11-year run as president and GM that produced four NBA championships. Myers previously announced that he is stepping down on June 30.

“[Dunleavy] has a wealth of basketball knowledge, stemming from his family upbringing, a 15-year NBA playing career and five seasons serving under Bob Myers in our front office,” Warriors owner Joe Lacob said in a statement.

“He's young and energetic, has established numerous relationships around the league and communicates well with players and coaches -- all important traits in this business. Mike's ready for this challenge and responsibility.”

Dunleavy will share decision-making power with executive vice president of basketball operations Kirk Lacob, ESPN reported.

Dunleavy was drafted by the Warriors and played for six NBA franchises over the course of his career.

He joined the Warriors’ staff as a scout in 2018 and was promoted to assistant general manager the following season.

The Warriors face a pivotal offseason after being eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Draymond Green has a $27.6 million player option for next season, and Klay Thompson is entering the final season of his contract.

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