Commanders’ Owner Hires Prominent Executives Myers and Spielman to Overhaul Franchise’s Football Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Commanders, under new owner Josh Harris, are making significant changes to the team’s football leadership. The dismissal of head coach Ron Rivera on Monday marked the start of a sweeping overhaul. To assist the ownership group in their search for a new head of football operations and head coach, Harris has brought in two prominent executives: former Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers and former Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman. These changes aim to reshape the Commanders’ front office and coaching staff, according to team officials.

Myers, a four-time NBA champion and current ESPN NBA analyst, will take the lead in identifying and coordinating interviews for the top football operations and head-coaching positions. Spielman, with 30 years of NFL front-office experience, will work closely with Myers in this endeavor.

The Commanders’ job openings hold significant appeal due to a number of factors. The team holds the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming quarterback-rich 2024 draft and has a projected salary cap space that ranks among the most in the NFL for the current offseason.

Harris will be actively involved in the search processes, relying on his long-standing relationship with Myers to guide the decision-making. Myers’ championship-winning track record and industry connections played a crucial role in his selection.

During the search, the current front office, including general manager Martin Mayhew and Executive VP of Football/Player Personnel Marty Hurney, will remain on staff. Their long-term futures with the Commanders will be determined by the new head of football operations and head coach.

Harris expressed his enthusiasm for Myers’ addition to the team, praising his innovative and well-connected nature. Meanwhile, Myers himself highlighted the importance of a strong ownership group in building a championship organization.

Spielman, who served as the Vikings GM for nine years, brings valuable NFL front office experience to the Commanders.

This offseason is critical for the Commanders as they strive to establish a winning culture. Under new leadership, the team aims to deliver a championship-caliber performance. The team was purchased by Harris for a record-breaking $6.05 billion in May, replacing former owner Daniel Snyder. Snyder’s tenure was riddled with scandal, dysfunction, and lackluster results.

With the addition of Myers and Spielman, the Commanders are poised to embark on a new chapter in their history, prioritizing culture and talented leadership to build a winning organization.