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Could Warriors’ Bob Myers be a candidate for Lakers job?

Could Golden State Warriors executive Bob Myers be a candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers’ president job? One media outlet thinks so.

The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson II wrote a column on Wednesday outlining why he believes a push from the Lakers could give Myers something to think about.

Myers, 44, is the President of Basketball Operations of the Warriors and has been with them since 2011. Though he is a Bay Area native, he went to college at UCLA and played basketball for the Bruins. He even helped the Bruins on their recent coaching search, which ended with the hiring of Mick Cronin.

Thompson views Myers as a fit for the Lakers because of his ability to manage talent and drama. His record of building a winner in Golden State also doesn’t hurt.

One of the biggest draws of the Lakers is the money they could offer Myers. Thompson believes an offer of $10 million a year, which is what Magic Johnson reportedly was making from the Lakers, would probably make Myers listen.

I recently wrote up a list of the top five candidates the Lakers should target for the job. I consciously left Myers off the list thinking there was no way he would leave the Warriors and what they have going on to take the Lakers job. Maybe he’ll prove me wrong.

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