Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers takes questions from reporters during an NBA basketball news conference Monday, May 20, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)The Associated Press
Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, right, reacts after a referee's call during the second half of Game 6 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 16, 2013. The Spurs won 94-82. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. – The turnaround has taken place. The total transformation might not be far away.
And if they want to be considered true title contenders, the Golden State Warriors will have to develop their promising young talent even more and show they can be consistent — and consistently healthy — for longer stretches.
That was the message from Warriors general manager Bob Myers and coach Mark Jackson on Monday, when the brains behind the franchise's rapid renaissance formally began implementing their offseason plan. After a surprising season that ended two wins from the Western Conference finals, Golden State is shifting from rebuilding mode to retooling this summer.
Or, as Myers put it, "that sense of desperation has passed."