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Warriors reward GM Myers, COO Welts with contract extensions

June 28, 2019
Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers talks with reporters at the NBA basketball team's practice facility Friday, June 14, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Their three-peat quest denied by the champion Toronto Raptors, the Warriors now brace for major uncertainty ahead as Kevin Durant begins a long rehab from right Achilles tendon surgery and must decide where to sign, and Klay Thompson has a torn left ACL that will be another lengthy recovery. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts have received multiyear contract extensions.

The Warriors announced the moves Friday. Golden State reached its fifth straight NBA Finals before losing to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 to miss out on a three-peat after winning championships in 2017 and ’18.

Myers completed his eighth season as GM and third also serving as president of basketball operations.

Ownership chose Hall of Famer Welts to be the driving force behind the plans for new Chase Center in San Francisco, where the Warriors will move next season following 47 years at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Said owner Joe Lacob: “We feel that Rick and Bob are two of the best leaders in professional sports and, quite honestly, in any line of business. Their vision, creativity and humility are characteristics that have enabled the Warriors, and them personally, to accomplish terrific heights in this business.”

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