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NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, along with Josh Harris, and other stakeholders acquired the NFL’s Washington Commanders from longtime owner Dan Snyder and his family in 2023. Harris is also the owner of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers since 2011. As per recent developments, Magic and Harris are making major moves in restricting the Commanders’ team management.

To help them stir the $6 billion franchise in this new direction, they are taking the help of former NBA executive and current NBA analyst Bob Myers. Myers served as the Warriors‘ GM and President of Basketball Operations from 2012-2023.

Bob Myers taking over the reins

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As per ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Adrian Wojnarowski, Myers will be joined by former Vikings GM Rick Spielman in scouting a new Coach and Head of Football Operations for the Commanders. Myers, taking the lead, and working closely with Spielman, will collaborate in identifying and setting up interviews with candidates for the Commanders’ head coaching and top football operations positions.

 

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Despite taking on this new responsibility, Myers will continue to render his services as ESPN’s NBA analyst, as per the same source. By bringing in Myers, the Commanders have secured one of the greatest sports personalities to assist in managing their team with his expertise. Myers is a 2X NBA Executive of the Year and has led the Warriors in bringing home four Championships. This shift in direction has been prompted by the recent firing of the Commanders’ HC Ron Rivera.

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Biding adieu to Coach Rivera after four seasons

The Commanders let go of Coach Rivera, who had served the franchise for four seasons as Head Coach. The 62-year-old coach was fired following the team’s eighth straight defeat to end a 4-13 season, which was the worst record in Rivera’s time with the Commanders. He is leaving behind one playoff appearance, a 26-40-1 overall record, one NFC East championship, and zero winning seasons.

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Apart from Rivera, the current front office of the Commanders which includes Marty Hurney, the Executive Vice President of Football/Player Personnel, and General Manager Martin Mayhew will continue to resume their services during the search process for the new management. According to team officials, the new HC and Head of Football Operations will decide their long-term prospects with the team.

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