NBA rumors: 76ers tried to hire Warriors GM Bob Myers, were rebuffed


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Bob Myers was named assistant general manager of the Warriors in April 2011.

In April 2012, he was promoted to general manager. In June 2015, he was named NBA Executive of the Year. In September 2016, he added "president of basketball operations" to his title.

About nine months later, he was named NBA Executive of the Year again.

The moral of the story is he's good at his job.

Other franchises would love to have Myers running the show, and the Philadelphia 76ers tried to make that happen.

Marc Stein of The New York Times has the details:

The 76ers tried to stage their own such coup last summer after the Bryan Colangelo Twitter scandal. As The Times reported last July, Philadelphia made an ambitious attempt at trying to hire Daryl Morey away from Houston - and I'm told Philly also commissioned a clandestine run at prying Myers away from the Warriors that was likewise rebuffed.

The definition of clandestine = "characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, especially for purposes of subversion or deception; private or surreptitious."

Philadelphia was successful at being clandestine for a while, but now the secret is out.

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Myers was recently linked to the Lakers when Magic Johnson shocked the basketball world by resigning abruptly. But it appears he won't be headed to Los Angeles.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out Myers' favorite Oracle Arena memory. Spoiler alert -- it isn't Game 2 of Golden State's 2019 opening round series against the Clippers.

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