Sixers owner Jerry Buss to step down after 49ers’ win over Cavs
Los Angeles — The San Francisco 49ers are set to hire former Lakers executive Jerry Bussed to be their new general manager, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.
Buss is a former team executive who previously ran the San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards before joining the Warriors in 2016.
The Warriors hired Mike Holmgren as their new coach in February.
He previously worked as the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“I have known Jerry for many years, and I know his passion for basketball and the impact it has on the lives of fans around the country,” Warriors president and CEO Bob Myers said in a statement.
I have the utmost respect for Jerry’s work ethic and his commitment to building a championship team.
I have the deepest respect for his passion and leadership.
I am proud of the Warriors organization, its fans, players, front office staff and all the talented people we have assembled over the last several years.
We are thrilled to have him as our GM and look forward to welcoming him to our organization.
San Francisco is a destination for many sports fans and Buss is known for his affinity for the Bay Area and his love of the Bay.
For years, he has been one of the most recognizable faces in sports entertainment and his vision and drive for building the Warriors made him one of this year’s biggest sports stars.
He is known as a great communicator, and he is known to take great pride in making sure he can connect with the fans in every way he can.
While Buss has been a major contributor to the Warriors success over the past decade, the team has missed the playoffs every year since 2007.
They won a championship in 2010 but missed the postseason in the first year of Buss’ ownership.
This past year’s Warriors are on pace to become the first NBA team since the Boston Celtics in the 1996-97 season to not make the playoffs.
The team is 0-9 since the All-Star break and has missed three straight games.