The Golden State Warriors have lost a fair amount of behind-the-scenes personnel this offseason. So far, the list includes Steph Curry’s security guard, Ralph Walker, head performance therapist Chelsea Lane, analytics guru Sammy Gelfand, and PA announcer Matthew Hurwitz.
Now they might lose a key member of the front office: Larry Harris, the team’s assistant general manager. Harris will interview with the Philadelphia 76ers for their open general manager position.
Story soon on ESPN: The Philadelphia 76ers have been granted permission to interview three front office executives – Golden State’s Larry Harris, Houston’s Gersson Rosas and Utah’s Justin Zanik – for the franchise’s vacant general manager’s job.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 31, 2018
Harris has been with the Warriors for the last decade, first joining the team in 2008 as an assistant coach on Don Nelson’s staff. After one year of that, he spent six years as a consultant and scout for the team, before being promoted to director of player personnel in 2015. In 2016, he was again promoted, this time to assistant general manager.
Before joining Golden State’s staff, Harris worked with the Milwaukee Bucks for 19 years, including a four-year run as their general manager.
Philadelphia is in need of a general manager after their bizarre offseason fiasco when former GM Bryan Colangelo was caught in a scandal that involved tweeting negative things about the team’s players from anonymous Twitter accounts.
Harris would be a loss, but given Golden State’s standing in the league, the franchise would have no problem finding a qualified person to replace him.