Mike Dunleavy Jr. Promoted by Warriors to role of general manager

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The Golden State Warriors have officially announced the appointment of Mike Dunleavy Jr. as their new general manager, solidifying his position within the team’s management structure.

Golden State Warriors announced that Mike Dunleavy Jr. has been appointed as the team’s new general manager.

At the age of 42, Dunleavy is moving up from his previous role as the vice president of basketball operations.

He will be taking over from Bob Myers, who recently resigned after an impressive 11 seasons and four championships as the team’s president and GM.

Sources reveal that Dunleavy’s representatives at Excel Sports Management successfully concluded negotiations for a new long-term agreement with team owner Joe Lacob on Thursday.

A news conference has been scheduled for Monday to officially introduce Dunleavy as the Warriors’ new general manager.

“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,” Lacob said in a statement. “Mike’s ready for this challenge and responsibility.”

Dunleavy has been promoted to a larger decision-making role for the Golden State Warriors, joining Kirk Lacob, the executive vice president of basketball operations.

Drafted third overall in 2002, Dunleavy played over 15 seasons in the NBA, including four-plus seasons with the Warriors, before retiring.

He initially joined the Warriors’ front office as a scout in 2018 and has quickly climbed the ranks.

The Warriors are currently facing a crucial turning point as a franchise, with important decisions on the horizon. This includes addressing Draymond Green’s player option worth $27.6 million for the upcoming season, discussions about a possible contract extension, and plans for Klay Thompson as he enters the final year of his current contract.

The team also faces the challenge of managing a potential payroll and luxury tax bill of $500 million, especially considering forthcoming changes to the collective bargaining agreement that will penalize high-spending teams like the Warriors.

In the previous season, the Warriors were eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals by the Los Angeles Lakers.

It’s worth noting that Dunleavy is the son of Mike Dunleavy Sr., a respected figure in the NBA as a player, coach, and executive. Additionally, Dunleavy Jr. achieved success in college basketball, winning a national championship with Duke in 2001.

 

 

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