(CTN News) – According to News, the Washington Commanders have lured former Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers to help them findhead of football operations and coach after firing Ron Rivera on Monday.
Myers will be assisted in the search by Rick Spielman, a former Minnesota Vikings general manager.
In addition to identifying and scheduling interviews with candidates for both positions, Myers is also the NBA executive of the year twice.
A massive leadership overhaul is underway under new owner Josh Harris, who acquired the team from embattled previous owner Daniel Snyder in 2023.
After assembling a Warriors core that won four NBA championships since 2015, Myers stepped down in June and joined Warriors as an NBA analyst-a role he will keep going forward. In addition to his football experience, Spielman also has 30 years as an executive in the Warriors NFL.
Josh Harris’ passion for building championship teams has been a source of inspiration for me for many years,” Myers said in a statement. In my experience, championship infrastructure begins with a strong ownership group that prioritizes culture and invests in attracting some of the industry’s most talented and innovative leaders…
This is the type of opportunity that really inspires me, and I look forward to contributing to the future of this storied franchise.”
During the search process, Washington general manager Martin Mayhew and executive vice president of football/player personnel Warriors Marty Hurney will remain on staff.
They will determine their futures with the Commanders based on the appointment of the new head of football operations and coach.
After finishing 2023 with a 4-13 record, the team was drafted with the No. 2 pick in April.