Warriors reportedly give Larry Riley extension
The Warriors will extend general manager Larry Riley’s contract
through 2013 and bring in prominent sports agent Bob Myers to act as
assistant general manager, a league source said late Wednesday.
Details of the contracts were not available.
Riley, originally hired as an assistant coach under Don Nelson, was
an assistant general manager under Chris Mullin for the 2008-09 season
and took over when Mullin was not extended before last season. He’s been
in the league for 20 years with extensive experience in scouting,
coaching and player personnel.
Myers, who works for renowned sports agent Arn Tellem, is an expert
in contract law who will be helpful in navigating a new collective
The moves overshadowed the Warriors’ 110-86 victory over Portland,
which improved the team’s win total by 10 over last season. That
improving team on the court and a solidified front office give the
franchise a more focused vision for the future than it had at this time a
Now, the Warriors can do little but sit and wait to see when and if
they can act on a plan to find a center, a big third guard and bolster
their bench, because the uncertainty of the league’s
collective-bargaining agreement might outweigh the Warriors’ clarity.