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Former Agent Bob Myers Named General Manager Of The Golden State Warriors

In the past few years, I have covered three former basketball agents making the jump from representing players to being one of the key figures with regards to managing basketball operations of an NBA franchise. Lon Babby, formerly an NBPA certified basketball agent/attorney with Williams & Connolly accepted an offer to become President of Basketball Operations with the Phoenix Suns.  In 2008, Jason Levien, owner of his own company named Levien Sports Representation, left his agency behind to become General Counsel/Assistant General Manager of the Sacramento Kings and was later promoted to Senior Vice President prior to resigning in 2010.  This past year, Levien became part owner of the Philadelphia 76ers.

And then there is former Wasserman Media Group agent Bob Myers, who signed contract to become the Assistant General Manager of the Golden State Warriors.  Last week, Myers was promoted to general manager, replacing Larry Riley.  Riley is now director of scouting for the Warriors.

Myers is a young general manager (he is 37-years-old), but has a wealth of experience negotiating professional basketball contracts.  He spent 14 years as an agent prior to switching to the management side of the business.  Now, he is the man in charge at Golden State.  Having sat on a panel with Myers at Southwestern Law School, I can attest that Myers is a fantastic person and trust that he will do a great job in his new role.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.